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posted on: 9/5/2019 1:23:55 PM
On September 5, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., Lima Memorial teen volunteers will present donation boxes full of essential school supplies to the Children’s Developmental Center (CDC), a United Way agency. The donations come as a result of an annual supply drive led by the LMHS teen volunteers. This drive provides the much-needed classroom items that will greatly benefit the development of children who need it most.
This year, teen volunteers Ally Carpenter of Shawnee High School and Nicholas Chambers of Lima Central Catholic, led the project. With donation boxes decorated in a playful ocean theme, Carpenter and Chambers encouraged their fellow volunteers and hospital associates to donate items to the supply drive. Gathered over the course of three weeks, donations included arts and crafts materials, snack items and essential school supplies, all of which are vital to the day-to-day operations of the Children’s Developmental Center.
Housed at Lima Memorial Health System, the Children’s Developmental Center of Lima is a school-based program for children birth to school age who have developmental disabilities and need help as they grow. The focus of this unique program is an interdisciplinary approach that includes developmental classes as well as physical, occupational and speech therapies.