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Back to school supply drive

Friday, September 11, 2020
Amy Moon; Pablo Plasencia

Too many children will return to the classroom without the basic supplies they need to succeed. To help students and teachers, the Pediatrics Resident Diversity and Inclusion Committee conducted its annual school supply drive, encouraging faculty, staff and trainees to donate. 

The drive, which ran from August 10 - 28, was designed to address unmet classroom needs for children with limited resources in Durham’s public schools.

This year, the committee raised a total of $2,048.15 in addition to in-kind donations of a wide variety of essential school supplies. Notably, the group assembled 75 large school supply bags for distribution to children at the Roxboro Street continuity clinic and also donated $1,000 to the Durham Public Schools Foundation, Accelerating Digital Equity Fund.

“We are overwhelmed with the support received in our endeavor to ensure children in our community have supplies and resources for a successful start of the academic year, said Amy Moon, MD, and Pablo Plasencia, MD, co-chairs of the Resident Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “We can proudly say as a department that we have made a positive impact for many children!”

Thanks to all for your support!