It was awesome being able to see how much we had fundraised this year. It surprised a lot of people, who had never seen the entire inventory and who had only gone to their weekly Rite Aid Donation shifts but never organized each week’s worth of collected medicines with me and my Co-Chair, Ash.
We sorted all the medication and medical supplies by drug and dosage before counting every single pill or oral dose that was in the room. To transport everything to Nicaragua, we had each of our members bring a large, check-in suitcase. We loaded the medicines into the suitcases, carefully making sure to widely distribute the medicine in case one suitcase became lost on the trip.
We originally booked the room for six hours, believing that we could easily finish within that timeframe. In the end, it took a whopping twelve hours to fully finish organizing, counting and packing all the medicine and medical supplies.