posted on October 12, 2015 15:20
CMC Foundation to Hold Annual Capri Sun Drive
CONWAY, SC– Conway Medical Center Foundation (CMC) is holding its 4th Annual “Together, We Can Fill the Van” Capri Sun Drive for the CMC Smart Snacks program during the weeks of October 18-31. CMC Smart Snacks provides healthy weekend snacks for K-5 students who qualify for the federal subsidized lunch program. Smart Snacks serves 800 children at four schools, Conway Elementary, Homewood Elementary, Midland Elementary and Waccamaw Elementary for 35 weeks during the school year.
Smart Snacks has been in operation since 2005 and has provided over $317,000 in provisions for children in Horry County. The total funding for this year’s Smart Snacks program is projected to be at least $59,500. Of this total cost almost $10,000 is spent on Capri Sun alone! The CMC Foundation underwrites the expense of the food through donations. Last year’s drive brought in over 1,600 cases of Capri Sun.
Each Friday these children, selected by their school counselors and with approval from their parents, are given a sack filled with easy-to-open, no-preparation required food to nourish them until they return to school. The sack includes a variety of any four nutritious, nonperishable food items. However, there one item that is always a constant in the snack pack, and that is two Capri Suns. “Together, We Can Fill the Van” is being held in an effort to offset the 18% portion of the food expense that is spent on Capri Sun. With the extra money 126 more children could be fed each week during the school year.
During the weeks of October 18-31, drop off Capri Sun boxes at the CMC front visitors lobby located at 300 Singleton Ridge Rd, at the reception area of any of the 19 Conway Physician Group Offices, at any of the four participating Smart Snack elementary schools, Waccamaw Elementary, Midland Elementary, Conway Elementary or Homewood Elementary or at Dunkin’ Donuts at Carolina Forest at 501 and Dunkin’ Donuts in Conway on Church Street. For more information or listings go to www.cmcfoundationsc.com or call Stacey Mott at 843-234-5019.
The CMC Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1988 as a charitable organization to provide support for Conway Medical Center. Resources for the Foundation are obtained from donations, memorial gifts, planned gifts, grants, special events and other resources.