HOSA Hosts Raffle Basket Fundraiser

Autumn Treml and Lucy Duchac

On January 24th, 2022, in the north campus library from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm HOSA hosted a Basket Raffle for Arrowhead staff in order to fundraise for healthcare charities. 

 

HOSA is a national club for future health professionals. According to the Arrowhead chapter HOSA website, “The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.”

 

HOSA holds monthly meetings as well as fundraisers and volunteering opportunities.

 

One of the fundraisers they hosted was the Basket Raffle; this year $310 was fundraised.

 

From 11:00 till 2:00 at the North Campus Library, on January 24th, 2022 (PD day), staff could purchase raffle tickets to earn prize baskets. 

 

This year there were 13 baskets that were raffled off. They included candy, candles, coffee cups, card games, and more.

 

Raffle tickets cost $5 for 5, $10 for 10, and $15 for 20. Teachers could place the raffle tickets to attempt to win some of the many designed baskets. 

 

The baskets raffled off this year were named Rainy day, Grading, Netflix and Chill, Snow day, Sugar Surprise, Date Night, Self Care, Crazy for Chocolate, Coffee, Game Night, BBQ party, Valentine’s day, and Blackout. 

 

Along with putting raffle tickets towards the baskets, staff was asked to vote on the most decorative or creative basket. Brenda King, CTE Program Leader, health science and family consumer lead teacher and, health youth apprenticeship coordinator, says “The top two winning teams get to select a healthcare related charity to donate the funds to.” 

 

This year the team of the winning basket is choosing to donate “to the Little Warrior Foundation who does research and clinical trials for pediatric sewing bone cancer…in honor of Ian who passed away last year,” says Gabby Urban— a senior at Arrowhead and member of HOSA.

 

Baskets were created by HOSA members. Some were able to use items from their parents’ workplaces, while many others bought basket items themself. 

 

Urban says that the fundraisers are important as “many of these charities are especially in need because of the ongoing pandemic.”

 

Along with earning money for fundraisers, King says “teachers have typically shared positive feedback regarding this event, but [she thinks] it’s important to also recognize the generosity and creativity of [the] HOSA members that created baskets.”