Bosque’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) service learning group last Friday assembled 260 “Angel Bags,” filled with hygiene and first aid products, which will be given to its partnering organization Healthcare for the Homeless. The annual drive was started last year by Grace ’19 and Jenna ’19 and is already seeing significant growth.
In 2017, the MRC’s Angel Bag Drive lasted two-and-a-half weeks and collected enough items to fill about 90 bags; the 2018 drive collected items for five days and gathered enough to fill 260 bags.
“This year we ran out of bags for the materials twice,” said Madison ’20, one of MRC’s co-leaders. “The 260 bags made this year, and the leftover supplies from student and faculty donations, will be given to an organization where they will be distributed to those experiencing homelessness.”
The group set out collection bins and flyers around campus and made morning meeting announcements every day to help in their efforts to collect items. Angel Drive co-founder, Jenna, called the increase over last year, “Very exciting!”
The student leaders of the current service learning MRC group are Madison '20, Ashna '20, Dante '20, and Will '20.