In the spirit of giving, Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students, Margaret Carpenter and Elizabeth Nolen, coordinated the Second Annual Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic Holiday Sponsorship. This year the Communication Sciences and Disorders students supported three deserving groups. The students selected a family with two children who receive speech and language services through the clinic, a graduate student who recently had a baby and a local assisted living facility.
Graduate students, undergraduate students and faculty combined their efforts to provide four boxes of clothing, toys and household items to the deserving family. They held a diaper and baby-item drive for the family with the infant and provided individual care packages for each of the 23 residents at Mountain Care Facilities in Boone. They also donated puzzles, books and colored pencils to the facility.
What began as a small holiday project has blossomed into a compassionate mission involving undergraduate students, graduate students, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty and the community. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Charles E. and Geneva S. Scott Scottish Rite Communications Disorders Clinic hopes to continue their annual event, where the faculty, students and community members collaborate to support our clinic families in need.