CareSouth Gives Out Free School Supplies To 300 Students

DILLON, S.C. – CareSouth Carolina gave out free school supplies to 300 students in the Pee Dee area as part of its Back to School Drive-Thru Bash on Saturday at the Dillon Wellness Center.

A large line of cars made their way around the Dillon Wellness Center as students received book bags, pencils, paper, notebooks and other supplies as they prepare to begin the new school year. In addition, attendees ages 12 and up had the opportunity to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, which was given by CareSouth Carolina’s MOBY team.

The Moby- a mobile unit equipped with healthcare technology- allows CareSouth Carolina providers, nurses and community health workers to operate outside of the four walls of the organization’s office locations.
“CareSouth Carolina appreciates Dillon Wellness Center’s collaboration in providing a safe and convenient site to distribute school supplies to children during this pandemic as they prepare to go back to school,” CareSouth Carolina Chief of Community Health Joe Bittle said. “We had a great turnout and were very pleased with the support of the community to make this happen. This not only was a chance to get some free school supplies, but also to get the Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12 and up.”

CareSouth Carolina hosted the Back to School Drive-Thru as part of its National Community Health Center Week celebration. For more than 40 years, CareSouth Carolina has served as a medical home — a place where people can experience healing, caring relationships — regardless of their personal circumstance. As a community health center, we understand our patients to be part of our family. We are part of their community, and we deliver a comprehensive set of services that meet the whole need — from pediatrics to pharmacy to community outreach — all under one roof.
Community Health Centers serve as the beacon of strength, service and care in their communities.
In moments of pain and loss, they offer support and love. In moments of triumph, they offer hope and a vision for the future. Health centers serve 28 million patients a year and look to provide high-quality healthcare and education in the communities in which we serve.
CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.
Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, geriatrics, social services, clinical counseling, laboratory, 4D ultrasound, X-Ray, migrant services and veterans choice provider.’