CVS Caremark Donates School Supplies to La Rabida

CVS Caremark colleagues delivered 1,000 bags of school supplies to La Rabida just in time for the start of the new school year. The third annual Back-to-School Drive provided underserved patients and their siblings with notebooks, folders, markers and other necessary supplies. Thousands of CVS Caremark volunteers and employees came together to raise money, purchase supplies and assemble school bags for La Rabida.
CVS Caremark has contributed $130,000 to La Rabida since 2008, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to increase access to health care and help children reach their highest potential.
“We used last year’s school supplies for most of the year,” said Tyese Chatman, a mom whose children are among 9,000 patients served at La Rabida each year. The majority of our patients have limited means to provide basics like school supplies. The generosity of CVS year after year truly makes a difference in their lives.
Rosemarie Donzanti, SVP, CVS Customer Operations and a La Rabida Trustee, attended the event as well as 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston, who continues to support the hospital and its community in myriad ways.
   School bags to help children get ready for school


   Rosemarie Donzanti with the volunteers


   Volunteers: Rosemarie Donzanti, Mary Owens, Brenda Brooks,
   Priscilla Burau,Marissa Kaplan with La Rabida patient Erickson


   Erickson thanks CVS Caremark for the supplies


   5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston; La Rabida President
   and CEO Brenda Wolf


   Erickson's family and friends


   Rosemarie Donzanti, Brenda Brooks, Leslie Hairston with Melba


   High-5 with Damitri


   Volunteers pass out school bags in the outpatient waiting area


   Another grateful family gets ready to go back to school


   Brenda Brooks and patient La’Don


   Volunteers visit La Rabida's Inpatient children


   Todd shares a joke with volunteer Jim Hogan