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To celebrate Halloween and promote wellness in the Nursing community, SNAP is starting a new tradition: Boo grams in the month of October. This is a great opportunity to brighten anyone in the Nursing School’s day. We will be delivering all boo-grams during mandatory nursing classes on October 30 and 31 and delivering to faculty offices on the same days If you are interested. Please fill out the form at http://www.tinyurl.com/snapboo . Each goodie bag has chocolate, non-chocolate treats, and a Halloween goodie. We are accommodating peanut-free and other dietary restrictions goodie bags. Please indicate on the form. Each treat bag costs $3 and you can venmo @pennsnap or pay in cash. You will receive 0.5 snap points for each boo-gram you send (up to 2 points). We will be collecting cash in Fagin lobby on the following dates:
- 10/17 (Thurs) 12-2
- 10/21 (Mon) 12-2
- 10/24 (Thurs) 12-2
Semi-Annual Faculty Dinner
After the success of last semester’s event, SNAP is hosting another Faculty Dinner Discussion. In small groups, students get to sit down with a Professor over dinner and have the opportunity to get to know each other on a more personal level and ask any questions they might have. This year’s event will be Thursday, October 17 from 5-6 p.m.
Pictures from last years faculty dinner:
SNAP Story Slam
SNAP knows you all have stories to tell about your time as a student nurse. and we want to celebrate student nurses and the unique experiences we have. Therefore, SNAP invites you to our first-ever SNAP Story Slam. This will be an evening bringing together nurses students from the Philadelphia area to share stories that explore the breadth, depth, and diversity of student nursing. This event will be held Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m. in the Fagin Hall Auditorium.
If you wish to tell a story at this event, please fill out this form by Saturday, October 19th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScT26S3pOChIy-OeRke2KE5prY0QJaEJwiqz4fopJF4xWZGJw/viewform
If you plan on attending or have any questions, please email Michelle Nigro at firstname.lastname@example.org
Give Kids Sight Day
On Saturday, October 5, 2019, six Student Nurses at Penn (SNAP) members volunteered at Philadelphia’s annual Give Kids Sight Day. This event has been put on for the past ten years by the Public Citizens for Children and Youth Organization, and to date, over 10,000 children have been given free eye screenings and two free pairs of glasses if needed. This year alone, our members were a part of a team of 400+ volunteers who screened over 1,100 children. Not only did these children get free eye exams, but they also received free backpacks and were connected to health insurance if they didn’t already have it. Our team looks forward to continuing to serve our community in this endeavor in the years to come!
SNAP had the incredible opportunity to visit the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), a non-profit organization that prepares and delivers medically appropriate meals to our neighbors with illness in greater Philadelphia, South New Jersey, and beyond. SNAP sent a group of 12 wonderful students in both the BSN and ABSN programs, and together, we helped chop, cook, and package meals for those in need. The efforts of volunteers enable MANNA to provide and deliver nutritious meals at no cost, and we are so grateful that we could take part in giving back to our community. The experience taught us how food can be a powerful medicine for those living with chronic illnesses, and SNAP looks forward to returning back to MANNA again. To read more about MANNA’s efforts, or to volunteer at your own time, visit their website here: https://www.mannapa.org/
More events are coming soon so keep reading our emails! As always if you have any questions, feel free to email us.