Social Work fundraiser at UI's Pappajohn Education Center benefits Des Moines nonprofit

Thursday, October 22, 2015

University of Iowa Social Work students Marva Bailey, Melissa Chapman, and Doug Griffith held a fundraiser in a class project that benefited Primary Health Care, Inc. Outreach Project in Des Moines.

The group collected more than 1600 food, clothing, and toiletry items for donation to the community health center, in an effort to help HIV/AIDS and homeless communities in central Iowa.

The students worked under the supervision of Sandra McGee, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work, part of the UI College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She teaches at the University of Iowa’s Pappajohn Education Center in Des Moines, where Bailey, Chapman, and Griffith are all undergraduate students in the School of Social Work.

Students with items from fundraiser
UI Social Work students pose with items collected during a fundraiser for Primary Health Care in Des Moines.


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 73 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.