Donate your scrubs to support a future health professional

The College of New Caledonia (CNC) is once again collecting gently used scrubs for its biannual scrub sale on March 4, 2019.

Making a donation of old scrubs goes a long way towards supporting the education of a future health professional. Proceeds from the sale fund CNC’s “Making a Difference” bursary, which has awarded more than $10,000 to students in need.

“This bursary is aptly named because it really does make a difference for our students,” said Nancy Esopenko, instructor of CNC’s Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program, in a news release. “We usually give five awards to deserving students in financial need. There was so much support for the sale last year that we’re actually be giving out seven awards this year.”

Scrubs can be dropped off from Feb. 11 to March 4 at the CNC library or the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation office at the University Hospital of Northern BC. Donated scrubs must be washed and in usable condition.

The scrub sale is in particular need for extra-small, small, and medium sized scrub tops and bottoms. This year, Esopenko is encouraging recent CNC health science graduates to donate their used standardized scrubs to the sale.

“Many of CNC’s programs require students wear a standardized scrub uniform,” she said. “Often, students don’t wear these scrubs again when they start working. Those scrubs could be a huge benefit for current and future students.”

The scrub sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 4 in the Gathering Place at CNC’s Prince George campus.