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IL Students Work Together for PT Day of Service to Benefit Local Children

Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (2 Comments)
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Illinois Students Work Together for PT Day of Service to Benefit Local Children

IL Students PTDOSS

By: Aayush Shah, SPT ‘20, Northwestern University (Twitter @aayushshahspt)

ShahGlobal PT Day of Service (PTDOS) is a time for our profession to give back to our community. This past October, various DPT and PTA programs from across Illinois partnered up to raise donation items for Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization providing school supplies, hygiene products, and clothing to children of underserved communities in the Chicagoland area.

Not only did programs host a donation drive at their respective schools, but the Illinois SSIG board created an Amazon wishlist as well. This allowed programs further from the drop off location in Chicago to participate.

A team effort over a span of 2 weeks donated 785 items !
Items ranged from children’s story books, winter boots, toys and school supplies. Students met up to donate items to Cradles to Crayon on October 28th. The Illinois SSIG was ecstatic to see the student support in such a short period of time, and look forward to what is in store for PTDOS 2019.

Thank you to all the schools that participated in PTDOS! This would not have been possible without collaboration and like they say… teamwork makes the dream work!

Cradles 2 Crayons

Student representative from Midwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University at the donation drop off on October 28th.
(Image courtesy of A. Shah)


Cradles 2 Crayonsns

Thanks to all the students who donated in person & through Amazon! (Image courtesy of A. Shah)

Share your thoughts! Comment below!


Christina M. Frank PT MBA says...
Posted Saturday, November 24, 2018
Impressive! Great work.
Michael R. Riley PT says...
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Aayush, Congratulations on a successful Day of Service. Your phrase, teamwork makes the dream work!, is very true. At times it is difficult to remember just how many members of the team it takes to be successful and how important it is to recognize all of the members. The IPTA is blessed to have a very active and involved SSIG!

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