posted on: 8/18/2017 2:23:54 PM
On Monday, August 21, Lima Memorial teen volunteers will present a treasure trove full of essential school supplies to the Children’s Developmental Center (CDC), a United Way agency. The gift comes as a result of a supply drive the LMHS volunteens organized to benefit the students they supported while volunteering for the CDC’s summer program.
This year, Helen Beerline and Lily Carpenter, Shawnee High School students, and Meredith Swick, Lima Central Catholic student, led the project and went above and beyond for the cause. They decorated the donation boxes with a pirates and mermaids theme to collect an abundance of “treasures” from Lima Memorial associates and volunteers.
The supply drive provides much-needed items that will greatly benefit the development of children who need it the most. Over the course of two weeks, the donation boxes became a treasure trove of arts and crafts, snacks, school supplies and materials vital to the day-to-day operations of the Children’s Developmental Center.
Located within Lima Memorial Health System, the Children’s Developmental Center of Lima is a school-based program for children birth to school-age who have a special need or may need help as they grow. The focus of this unique program is an interdisciplinary approach that includes developmental classes, physical, occupational & speech therapies.