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Students in Olinda Johnson's N3025 class donated more than $500 worth of diaper items to the Heartbeat Pregnancy Center in Nacogdoches. (Courtesy photos)

Houston nursing students' drive benefits organization

Each year, students in Olinda Johnson’s (nursing, Houston) N3025 women’s health and family role competencies class identify a nonprofit organization whose mission, vision and goals support women and children. This year, they donated more than $500 worth of diaper items to the Heartbeat Pregnancy Center in Nacogdoches.

Johnson explained that each section of the class identifies an organization, then a student representative from each group presents a three-minute talk on why their group’s organization should be the recipient of the diaper drive. In supporting the Heartbeat Pregnancy Center, the student noted that it serves a city of 33,200, with the next-closest family planning center 20 miles away.

The collected items were presented to center representative Anita Harris on the TWU Houston campus on April 17.

“(Harris) was very grateful,” Johnson said. “She stated that many people in her community had lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic and their donations were down by 50%. I applaud the students for identifying this organization.”

Anita Harris, right, a representative from Heartbeat Pregnancy
Center in Nacogdoches, accepts donations from TWU Houston
nursing student Dessy Eggano.