Cox Medical Center Branson employees hosted a different type of back-to-school drive recently for Branson elementary schools. Rather than giving the usual crayons, pencils and notebooks, employees gave items that were more near and dear to their hearts.
The employees filled several boxes full of hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, facial tissues and storage bags – items that will help keep children healthy this school year.
The items were recently delivered to the Branson School District.
“We are grateful to the employees of Cox Medical Center Branson for the generous donation of school supplies for our students,” said Brenda Romine, communication director for the district. “These basic supplies of tissues, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will not only keep our students healthier throughout the school year, but those students who didn’t have the means to acquire them, will now have them for their classroom.”
Cox Medical Center Branson’s back-to-school drive was part of a larger, system-wide effort to help the communities served by CoxHealth.
In Springfield, CoxHealth employees participated in a community project known as Stuff the Bus to provide backpacks full of school supplies to less fortunate children in the Springfield area. A total of 278 backpacks were loaded with school supplies and hundreds of individual items were donated during the one-day event.