University of Michigan-Flint nursing students were recently challenged to raise money for Camp Hope, a unique, free, multi-day bereavement camp held in August for children who have lost a loved one.
The Penny-Wars Charity Drive creates competition between the various cohorts of nursing students and faculty. At the end of the drive, a group of officers spent an entire morning counting and rolling the change. The charity drive is proof that even pennies can grow to big dollars. When the counting was done, the students' efforts totaled nearly $1,200.
"Our students understand the healing aspects of this type of camping experience for bereaving children," said Clinical Assistant Professor Maureen Tippen, who also works with Camp Hope. "This money will help provide the camp experience to many needy children."
Lutheran Home Health and Hospice of Frankenmuth operates the camp. The students have invited Camp Hope officials to campus to present a check for $1194.