News release from MDwise:
More than 250 students in Allen County receive drawstring backpacks, school supplies from MDwise
INDIANAPOLIS (July 22, 2015) – For six years now, the MDwise Tools for Schools program has been donating drawstring backpacks and school supplies to students at back-to-school events across Indiana. This year, the organization is donating more than 10,000 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, erasers and crayons.
Locally, more than 250 students throughout Allen County will be receiving donations. Covering Kids and Families in Northwest Indiana received backpacks to be given away at a back-to-school event.
“Success in the classroom begins with the proper supplies,” said Katherine Wentworth, Interim President and CEO of MDwise. “Our Tools for Schools program helps ensure young Hoosier students have the tools they need to thrive and grow in the classroom and beyond.”
Through its Tools for Schools program, MDwise offers a solution for families that need assistance purchasing much-needed school supplies. Because children spend a majority of their time growing up in school, MDwise strives to make classroom experiences as meaningful and constructive as possible by ensuring students have the tools they need to learn.
MDwise Tools for Schools is part of Ms. Bluebelle’s Club for Kids, MDwise’s comprehensive program that promotes the healthy well-being of Hoosier children through special activities and outreach.
About MDwise and MDwise Marketplace
MDwise and MDwise Marketplace are nonprofit health maintenance organizations focused on helping uninsured Indiana families and individuals needing health coverage. Our mission is to provide access to compassionate, high quality, coordinated health care and education in the communities we serve. MDwise health plans include Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan, Hoosier Care Connect and MDwise Marketplace. MDwise Marketplace is a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Health coverage is currently provided through these health plans to more than 350,000 members in partnership with nearly 4,000 primary medical providers and a statewide array of hospitals, specialists and other providers. For more information, visit MDwise.org.