Students from Stony Brook University School of Medicine recently collected boxes of food and clothing and helped to raise funds for a Long Island-based human service agency.
Medical students from Stony Brook’s Student National Medical Association (SNMA) worked with the Suffolk County Office of Minority Health to fill seven large boxes of food and clothing donations for PRONTO, a human service agency which assists the homeless, unemployed, immigrants, the uninsured, a Stony Brook release said. The students also raised $150 in donations for PRONTO.
“This drive was a first for Stony Brook University medical students, and we hope it becomes an annual event,” SNMA Community Service Chair and second year medical student Jemella Raymore said in the release. “PRONTO does amazing work in our Long Island communities, and we were happy to be of service to them in any way we could.”
The boxes of donations included canned vegetables, soup, tuna, pasta, cereal, powdered milk, shoes, pants, sweaters and winter coats. PRONTO will use the donations to help in their mission to “feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, clothe the needy and provide healing and hope to everyone who walks in our doors,” the release said.