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  • St. James Middle School club donates baby supplies to Tidelands Health Pediatrics

    May 9, 2024
    Contact: Dawn Bryant
    Tidelands Health
    (843) 652-1636

    News for Immediate Release:

    St. James Middle School club donates baby supplies to Tidelands Health Pediatrics
    Students at St. James Middle School are doing their part to help parents of young children in our community.
    The school’s Junior Beta Club donated baby supplies to Tidelands Health Pediatrics to distribute to parents of patients who need a helping hand. Through collection drives, social media posts and friendly competition among the classes, the club collected more than 635 items, including boxes of diapers, wipes, food, bottles, new clothes and blankets and toys.
    “It’s important. If you are fortunate enough to be able to do it, you should participate,” eighth-grader Emily Parsons said as she helped sort the mounds of items this week. “It makes me feel good knowing what you do is going for a good purpose.”
    After collecting items for two weeks, the club sorted, counted and neatly packed them for Tidelands Health Pediatrics.
    “Doesn’t this make your heart feel good? Makes my heart feel good,” Sandy Cooley, a teacher and club co-sponsor, said as she packed the last box of donations into an already stuffed SUV.
    This is the third year the club has held the collection drive of baby supplies, inspired by their teacher and club lead sponsor, Angela Tester, who wanted to organize an effort to honor mothers while teaching valuable lessons to the club’s students.
    “They really showed some school spirit,” Tester said. “I can’t believe how giving they were.”
    The donated items will be distributed to Tidelands Health Pediatrics patients with a demonstrated need.
    “These supplies will go directly into the hands of the parents who need them,” said Jessi DuBose, director of women and children’s services at Tidelands Health. “We are so grateful to the students and everyone who donated to their effort to help parents in our community.”
    About Tidelands Health
    Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 70 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.