Scrubs sent to medical centers in Panama and Dominican Republic
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – (April 25, 2011) – Carrington College™ and Carrington College California™, a part of DeVry Inc. a global provider of educational services, have donated more than 6,600 sets of scrubs to Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment), an organization that builds sustainable healthcare infrastructure by providing medical supplies, equipment and services to over 120 countries in need.
“Following the launch of our new name last year, we were left with a surplus of branded scrubs so we explored opportunities with many charitable organizations that work to improve local and international healthcare communities,” said George Montgomery, president of Carrington Colleges Group, Inc. “Project C.U.R.E. constantly reassess the needs of both of these communities and with scrubs being an immediate need, we are pleased to contribute to their programs.”
The scrubs, embroidered with the college’s previous brands, will be delivered to medical centers in Panama and Dominican Republic in late April. The scrubs along with additional medical supplies are hand packaged by volunteers at Project C.U.R.E.’s Phoenix distribution center to ensure the items match the medical centers needs.
“Our goal is to change the world one day, one patient and one hospital at a time,” said Derek Filley, Arizona Operations Director at Project C.U.R.E. “It is organizations such as Carrington Colleges that help to make this happen and we are pleased to continue working with them and their students.”
The colleges’ dental assisting programs also contribute to Project C.U.R.E. initiatives. Students organize, separate, sterilize and bag dental instruments to be sent to dental centers around the world. For more information about Project C.U.R.E., how to donation or volunteer opportunities, visit www.projectcure.org.