New Hanover Regional Medical Center Donates School Supplies

September 30, 2009

WILMINGTON – As every parent knows, the cost of school supplies can be enormous. From book bags and notebooks to pens and pencils, many supplies are needed to set kids up for a successful school year. To help, New Hanover Regional Medical Center teamed up with New Hanover County Schools to bring much needed school supplies to one local school.

Snipes Academy of Arts and Design received hundreds of supplies when employees of NHRMC recently delivered their donation. Overall, New Hanover Regional Medical Center collected 104 notebooks, 24 pencil pouches, 5 backpacks, 80 glue sticks, 410 pencils, 14 pairs of scissors, 160 ink pens and many more items.

NHRMC Food Services Retail & Catering Manager Scott Simpson had the idea to coordinate a school supply drive for local schools. “I thought this would be a great opportunity to help some of the school children in our community,” Simpson says. “We just announced to all of our employees that we wanted to collect supplies for our local schools and the donations started pouring in.”

“We really appreciate what NHRMC has done for us,” says Crystal Buie, New Hanover County Schools Public Relations spokeswoman. “Through the generosity of their employees, a lot of students are able to benefit from the kindness of strangers. Not only did they donate school supplies, but they donated a lot of time and effort to make this happen.”

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 4,500 jobs directly and another 3,000 jobs indirectly.