OTA Club Collecting Items for Women’s Shelters

(Bradenton, Fla., March 17, 2016) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Occupational Therapy Assistant program (OTA) Club is collecting travel-size, self-care products to distribute to local women’s shelters in Manatee, Sarasota, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties for Mother’s Day. Donations will be accepted through 5 p.m. April 29 in Building 28 at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.

Suggested donations are shampoo, conditioner, body wash/soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste/dental floss, lotion, sunscreen, deodorant, powder and feminine products. OTA students will package items into individual gift bags and distribute to the shelters at the end of the spring semester.

The OTA program prepares graduates to function as members of the health care team. Working under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist, the OTA assists individuals of all age groups to acquire, improve or regain independent living skills. Program graduates will be responsible for assisting with evaluations and setting of treatment goals, implementation of treatment plans, evaluation of treatment effectiveness, maintenance of client records and assisting with service management. The OTA is able to work in a variety of practice areas including, but not limited to, pediatrics, physical disabilities and mental health.

For more information, contact Debbie Chasanoff at 941-752-5346 or

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