Students in the Jefferson School of Nursing FACT accelerated BSN program volunteered with the Home Cook Heroes Program at the Gift of Life Family House on Jan. 9, 2014. The program provides meals for families of transplant patients who are staying at the Gift of Life Family House in Philadelphia.
JSN Instructor Anne Marie Pettit, RN, MSN, learned about this volunteer opportunity when she invited Jackie Guiffrida of Gift of Life to speak to the FACT students for an Alternative Clinical Experience (ACE) day. Guiffrida mentioned the opportunity to volunteer and Pettit presented it to the students who were quick to respond.
The FACT students prepared a meal and joined the families to enjoy it and connect with them personally. Students commented that it was a great experience and they plan to do it again so more classmates can participate.