Baccalaureate Nursing Students Zada Stevens and Stacy Topolnicki initiated and organized a gently used clothing drive for mothers and children for KidBridge in February of 2015. The students were motivated to collect gently used clothing for new immigrants and aboriginal women at Turtle Island Community Centre after a presentation in their Community Health 2 (Global Health) class by Lorelle Perry, the founder of KidBridge.
All items were donated by the students in the Community Health 2 class at Red River College. The collected items were dropped off by Zada, Stacy and Alison Fyfe-Carlson (RRC nursing instructor) on February 24, 2015. KidBridge is a weekly English language conversation/ play group for new immigrant mothers and their children. The play group was formed to help new immigrant moms to meet their neighbors and it gives women the opportunity to practice their communication skills in English. Women and their children can socialize with other moms and form long-time friendship within their communities.
KidBridge runs at 2 locations from 9.30 to
11.30am every Tuesday at the Turtle Island Community Centre and every Wednesday at Calvary Temple Downtown. RRC is proud of Zada and Stacy and their 3rd year classmates for their efforts to help those in need within our community. Well done!