The faculty of Red River College’s Baccalaureate of Nursing Program recently met the challenge to collect gently used or new children’s reading or activity books to donate to Knox Healthy Start Program in honour of “I Love to Read Month”.
The challenge was issued by Dianne Brown (BN Curriculum Coordinator) and Luanne Hill (course leader Community Health 2). This is the second collection drive of the school year in which the Faculty of Nursing Program is supporting the Healthy Start for Mom and Me Program. As posted in a previous blog, our first drive was in November when we collected warm clothing to support the participants of the program and a third drive is planned for April when we will be collecting clothing more appropriate for Winnipeg’s warm weather (yes there is warm weather coming for Winnipeg!).
Luanne’s course has used the Knox Healthy Start for Mom and Me Program as one their clinical sites for the past several years. Knox Church Healthy Start is run by Healthy Child Manitoba. This particular Healthy Start site is geared towards Health Promotion of new immigrant women and babies. Participants meet each week and attendance is approximately 70-90 adults at a time. They have over 17 translators on site for each of their language groups to provide interpretation of the health messages provided. The site sets up a table of give-away items including warm clothing, children’s books and toys, which is very popular. The books collected by faculty were dropped off by Susan Care (see photo) and her clinical group and were gladly received by our partners at Knox.
RRC Faculty is proud to support this valuable community resource!