Pines Health Services receives hundreds of personal care item donations for area schools

2 weeks ago

CARIBOU, Maine – Healthy students make better learners, and providing personal care items that they can discreetly obtain from the school nurse or office can help students focus more on learning. In recognition of this year’s National Health Center Week, Pines Health Services held a donation drive for items that would help children stay healthy this school year.

“We called several local schools to see what some of their biggest needs were, and asked the community to help meet that need,” said Elizabeth Singer, community relations coordinator for Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services. “The support we received from the community was outstanding! It’s wonderful what we can accomplish when we come together to help each other.”

Several hundred personal care items like deodorant, body wash, dental hygiene supplies, wipes, and feminine hygiene products were donated. Pines also received items like sweatpants, leggings, and general school supplies. The items were divided and are being distributed to area schools.

Pines would like to thank everyone who donated items, and to please support more events like this in the future. 

Pines Health Services is a non-profit, community-based multi-specialty physician practice serving the residents of northern and central Aroostook County. Pines providers are committed to excellence in patient-centered health care and to improving the lives of those we serve. Our team of providers, nurses and support staff are actively engaged in advancing the health and wellness needs of people in the County, with a special focus on the unserved and underserved.