Pharmacy Students Lend a Helping Hand

April 09, 2012

On March 24 and 27, groups of College of Pharmacy students volunteered their time and talents to prepare meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City. The students, part of the Phi Delta Chi organization and the class of 2014, served approximately 30 meals on each of the two days.

Karl Niggemeyer, the Phi Delta Chi service chair, explains, “Since our job as pharmacists is to help people, it is only natural to try to spread those helping hands when we are off the job as well. Volunteering helps reinforce altruism and to promote the work that Phi Delta Chi and pharmacists do to the public.”

The Ronald McDonald House is a non-profit facility that provides a place to stay for families seeking critical medical care for their child. The organization also provides grants and scholarships to organizations and individuals seeking to improve the quality of life for children and families in Eastern Iowa.