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Kids Health Alliance distributes 500 backpacks through back-to-school drive

Kids Health Alliance, a local Pediatric medical practice, distributed over 500 backpacks to local students through their annual Drive Through Back-to-School Supply Giveaway this past Saturday.

Backpacks distributed by Kids Health Alliance
500 backpacks were distributed by Kids Health Alliance to local students

Along with their sponsors, the Kids Health Alliance filled the backpacks with age-appropriate supplies including colored pencils, crayons, markers, highlighters, rulers, USB drives, erasers, loose leaf paper, notebooks, folders, and books.

Cars line up outside Kids Health Alliance to receive backups as part of the company's drive

“Our community is really awesome at coming together for good causes. We had tremendous support from many local organizations and individuals who donated funds, supplies, and their time. We are extremely grateful to them, and so are the families in our community who picked up supplies – they were all very thankful and appreciative” said Sonda Eunus, Event Coordinator.

The list of Sponsors and Contributors included:

  • Bearded Browncoat
  • Care Patrol
  • Carrie’s Comforting Care
  • Children’s Medical Services/Wellcare
  • Devoted Health
  • Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine
  • Early Learning Coalition
  • Esmirna’s Notary Accounting and Tax Services
  • First Federal Bank of Florida
  • Heart of Florida
  • Jayco Cloud Computing
  • New York Life
  • Ocala News
  • Premier Pediatrics
  • Royal Shell
  • Seva Massage Therapy
  • The Tutoring Company
  • Vystar Credit Union
  • Windsor of Ocala

This is the second annual Back-to-School Event hosted by Kids Health Alliance and will be held every year. If you are an individual or organization that is interested in participating in next year’s event, email sonda@Lms-plus.com.

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