Multiplying Community Support Through the Gift of Massage

Students use massage and business skills to raise money for mothers of multiples club

Students at Globe University–Madison West in the Pregnancy and Special Populations class and the Business of Massage class partnered with Madison Area Mothers of Multiples to help raise money for their club. The students developed a service-learning project that raised money for the organization and spread awareness about the benefits of prenatal massage.

The Business of Massage students focused on marketing a chair massage fundraiser on campus where they charged three dollars per massage. Meanwhile, the students in the Pregnancy and Special Populations class created a brochure that they shared with MAMOMs about the benefits of prenatal massage.

“The MAMOMs [service-learning] project was a great learning experience,” said student Jackie Cole. “The moms were very appreciative. Any project that gets me out in the community [is] great in helping me develop my manual and communication skills. I really enjoyed this.”

The students raised $150 for MAMOMs. They presented a check to the club at their annual holiday party where the massage students also gave free chair massages. These students helped spread holiday cheer to the members of MAMOMs through their gift of touch.

MAMOMs offers support and provides resources to families that have multiples.