Alexis Mallis and Gray Griffies, master of occupational therapy students, received recognition by GSU Cares for serving their community during this uncertain time. COVID-19 canceled the annual GSU Cares service event, but students still supported their communities.
Alexis Mallis, aided by contributions from faculty and students of the Department of Occupational Therapy, compiled and sent out 120 care packages distributed between the Shepherd Center, Grady Memorial Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Gray Griffies was completing her fieldwork at an assisted living and memory care facility this semester before her position was suspended due to COVID-19. She created a fundraiser to supply books, magazines, DVDs, puzzles and more to 160 residents at her fieldwork site and for another 140 residents in a facility in Newnan, Ga. to keep them engaged and entertained while confined to their rooms.
Through their selfless efforts, these students continued the tradition of the GSU Cares day of service, despite the cancellation of the physical event. To see more of their work, visit the GSU Cares website.