CCOM Students Raise Funds to Help Children in Need

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January 18, 2018 | Downers Grove, IL

CCOM students raised money to provide warm clothing and gifts to children transitioning out of homelessness.

Students from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) on the Downers Grove Campus of Midwestern University helped make winter a little more manageable for families in need at a Chicagoland homeless shelter.

The Student Osteopathic Medicine Association (SOMA) at CCOM conducted a week-long holiday drive with the help of faculty and staff. The students were able to raise more than $3,000 to aid Margaret's Village and provide each of the 55 children currently at the shelter with a winter coat, hat, gloves, and holiday gifts. In addition, CCOM students collected books and stuffed animals for the children at Margaret's Village which provides assistance to families who are transitioning out of homelessness.