Partners in Education

Brown_innerWith the help of UMC EMS and YOU, UMC will, once again, deliver bags of food to children in need.

With your help almost 100 shopping bags, filled with food, will go to students at Brown Elementary School.

Almost 97% of the students at Brown Elementary live in poverty, and many of the students don’t know where their next meal will come from if they aren’t at school. The donations ensure students have adequate nutrition over Christmas Break. 

“UMC’s motto is ‘Service is Our Passion,’ and we think that extends beyond patient care,” said Kristi Ward, UMC Senior Associate General Counsel and Public Information Act Officer. “We’re a part of this community. It’s important for us to be able to reach out and help those in this community, and this is a way for our employees to give back and be a part of that community.” Kristi coordinates the Partner’s in Education program at UMC.

UMC sponsors Brown Elementary through the Partners in Education program. In the past eleven years, UMC employees have donated food, school supplies and clothing to students. UMC employees also purchased a Christmas tree for students to decorate at Brown. This is the eighth year UMC has provided food. 

Please help meet the need of 110 children at Brown Elementary by donating food items on Tuesday, December 17th in the McInturff Conference Center from 10AM-5PM, or by making a tax-deductible donation to the UMC Foundation before Tuesday, December 17th

Some of the food items needed are:

  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Juice boxes
  • Pop tarts
  • Crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Pudding or jello cups
  • Breakfast bars
  • Nuts
  • Snack-size bags of chips
  • Vienna sausage
  • Beef jerky
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