SOMC Donates School Supplies to Benefit Community

Southern Ohio Medical Center employees donated more than 1,800 school supplies for local students during the 2011 United Way School Supply Drive. Pictured at the donation drop-off is (from left) Maureen Cadogan representing the Homeless Shelter, Mary Ann Peercy, United Way of Scioto County Executive Director, Beverly Stringer, SOMC United Way Champion and Emma Jean Adkins, SOMC Volunteer.

Employees of Southern Ohio Medical Center donated more than 1,800 school supply items for area children during the 2011 United Way School Supply Drive, which took place August 5 at the hospital.

“Last year we collected a tremendous amount of school supplies and this year was no different,” Beverly Stinger, coordinator of the SOMC United Way campaign, said.

School supply lists were given to employees, with each item designated a point value, Stringer explained. For each point a staff member earned, they were given the chance to enter into one of the gift basket prize drawings.

“With the current economic times, it’s especially incredible to see the generosity displayed to our community by SOMC employees,” Mary Peercy, executive director of the United Way of Scioto County, said. “SOMC and its employees have always been supportive with their donations and we thank them for their continued dedication.”