Wednesday, August 6, 2014

United Way Day of Caring drive benefits York Elementary

This year, CoxHealth has chosen York Elementary School as our United Way Day of Caring project. The school has asked us to help stock their "Cents of Pride" store. Students are given paper dollars when they have good attendance, show initiative in class, turn in homework on time and show behavior improvements as well as for good work. Once a month the students can shop in the store with their reward dollars.

The school has asked for hygiene items, books, school supplies, gently-used clothing, toys and other items that would encourage and support these children, many of whom come from struggling households.

Collection bins like the one above are located at the West Pavilion and North Entrance at Cox South, at the Meyer Orthopedic and Rehab cafeteria and at the Cox North Outpatient Center entrance off of Robberson. You may also bring items to the CoxHealth Foundation in Medical South.

Collections will run through Aug. 20. Items will be delivered to York Elementary on the Day of Caring Aug. 21. CoxHealth volunteers will be painting classrooms and hallways and doing other rejuvenation projects for the school that day.

Thank you to everyone for your support of these students and their school with your donations. Questions, call the CoxHealth Foundation at 269-7150.