CNC looking for donations of used scrubs

Whether you are a doctor or a nurse, the College of new Caledonia is calling on all health professionals in Prince George to donate their gently used uniforms.

The health sciences department at CNC is once again hosting its biannual Scrub Drive.

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Donated scrubs will be sold at the scrubs sale for $5 each.

All funds raised will go towards bursaries for health science students who might need an extra hand.

"It all started about seven years ago," said organizer and CNC nursing instructor Nancy Esopenko.

"I had too many scrubs in my closet and I thought, how can I get them to my students?"

"It's a simple thing to donate your old uniform, but it can make a huge difference for our students. The used scrubs are really affordable too, and anyone - students or community members - can buy them."

The college awards five "Making a difference" bursaries every year valued at $250 each to help health science students in need.

Each scrub sale can raise an average of $750.

"This year, our supplies have dwindled and we really need donations of uniforms sized extra small, small and medium," Esopenko said. "It's amazing the support we've received from the community. We are so thankful. Please donate if you can. It's worth it."

Used scrubs can be dropped of at the CNC Prince George campus library and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation's downtown office at the University Hospital of Northern B.C. from Sept. 11-25.

The scrubs sale will take place on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gathering Place at CNC.

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