In keeping with the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetist (DANA) commitment to help those less fortunate in our community, we are championing two causes this summer. The two projects are: OPERATION TROOPERS HAVE YOUR BACKpack, sponsored by the Delaware State Police, and Kind To Kids Foundation, a local nonprofit supporting foster children.
OPERATION TROOPERS HAVE YOUR BACKpack is a drive requesting a wide-range of school supplies; please see the attached flier for a detailed list of requested supplies. DANA has already purchased for donation 12 backpacks. We are encouraging all our members to help us by filling the backpacks with supplies. If you would like to donate supplies, please contact any Board Member to arrange for the items to be picked up. All supplies are needed by Tuesday August 8, so we can ensure all donations will be distributed before the new school year.
Kind To Kids Foundation helps children in foster care by providing a wide array of services. Often, children are removed from unsafe environments with only the clothes on their backs. DANA is supporting an initiative that provides each child a duffel bag filled with items designed to ease that transition. We are donating monies to purchase 12 duffel bags. We encourage all members to consider supporting this initiative on behalf of DANA. Please see their website for further details.
As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated as we continue to uphold DANA's pledge to support all of those in the communities we serve.
Tim Holleran, CRNA
President, Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists