PT-CAN runs successful clothing drive to benefit homeless

Posted by vanessa on February 10, 2017

Kyle Zreibe, CUDPT 2019, and fellow PT-CAN board members, recently concluded a successful winter clothing drive to benefit homeless individuals. The CUMC Bookstore provided space to use as a collection site. All of the clothes were donated to the NYC Rescue Mission, where they will be distributed to people who are currently homeless.

Kyle reflected on his experience. "We often refer to individuals in this population as 'the homeless', but remember that they are people first; we should give them the dignity they deserve. It seems minor, but social change has to start somewhere."

To learn more about the work of the NYC Rescue Mission and different ways to get involved, visit their website: http://nycrescue.org.

PT-CAN (Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy Community Action Network) is a student-run organization for service within the PT program. Through PT-CAN, students can volunteer, join committees, advocate for the profession, and create new outreach opportunities. Contact PT-CAN at columbiaptcan@gmail.co.

L to R: Harry from NYC Rescue Mission, Kyle Zreibe, Kayla Coutts, Tiffany Maye, Jane Oh, all students Class of 2019

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