posted on October 11, 2016 17:07
CMC Foundation Holds Annual Capri Sun Drive
CONWAY, SC– The Conway Medical Center Foundation (CMC) is holding its 5th Annual “Together, We Can Fill the Van” Capri Sun® Drive for the CMC Smart Snacks program during the weeks of October 2-21. Smart Snacks provides healthy weekend snacks for K-5 students who qualify for the federal subsidized lunch program. It serves 800 children at four schools, Conway Elementary, Homewood Elementary, Midland Elementary and Waccamaw Elementary for 35 weeks during the school year.
Smart Snacks has been in operation since 2005 and has provided over $361,000 in provisions for children in Horry County. During the last school year, the Foundation spent over $42,000 for the Smart Snacks Program, of which almost $10,000 was spent on Capri Sun®. With the inclusion of more students into the program this year, and to help offset the cost of the Capri Sun®, the CMC Foundation is seeking Capri Sun® donations.
“We are so grateful to the community for stepping up to help these children in need. The Foundation is encouraged by the donations received to support this important program and the impact on these kids is immeasurable,” said Terry Egan, the CMC Foundation Executive Director.
Each Friday these children, selected by their school counselors and with approval from their parents, are given a sack filled with easy-to-open, no-preparation required food to nourish them until they return to school. The sack includes a variety of any four nutritious, nonperishable food items. However, there is one item that is always a constant in the snack pack, and that is two Capri Suns®. “Together, We Can Fill the Van” is being held in an effort to offset approximately 25% of the food expense that is spent on Capri Sun® alone.
During the weeks of October 2-21, drop off Capri Sun boxes at the following locations: Conway Medical Center front visitors lobby located at 300 Singleton Ridge Road; the reception area of any of the 19 Conway Physician Group Offices; at the CMC Rehabilitation Services Building; at Christ Community Church on Hwy 501 in Conway; or at any of the four participating CMC Smart Snacks elementary schools: Waccamaw Elementary, Midland Elementary, Conway Elementary or Homewood Elementary. For more information call Stacey Mott at 843-234-5019.