Golden Valley Health Centers Foundation Helping Students Thrive Via Backpack Campaign
At the GVHC Foundation, we want our patients to thrive 24x7…not just when they are seen in our clinics. That’s why we are in full swing with our Beyond the Clinic Backpack campaign. 1 in 3 students in the communities we serve are living in poverty, creating an additional stress and burden on a group of our patients and their families.
We know some of our smallest patients and their parents don’t have carefree summers. Instead, they are anxious about handling the expenses related to preparing for the upcoming school year. Not having the necessary supplies means their children cannot concentrate on their schoolwork and may even miss class and fall behind. GVHC Foundation is helping to ensure that 3,700+ of our pediatric patients head into the 2019/2020 school year with school supplies included, clothing, and more. “He’s never had a new backpack,” a mother of five told us while her eighth grader inventoried his new pens and markers. The Beyond the Clinic Backpack program is changing the present and future for the smallest members of our community.