Hometown Pediatrics presented a check for $2,500 to the Limestone County Department of Human Resources for the Limestone County Children’s DHR Foster Care System.
The impact of new school clothes is truly immeasurable, especially for a child who is already facing many hardships and insecurities. What we as adults see as just shirts, pants and shoes is much more for a child or teenager. They see that new outfit as a way to avoid embarrassment, embarrassment or bullying, a way to feel like they belong and belong, and a way to keep warm in the winter. Giving these kids and teens this extra security also helps them focus better on learning and performing in school.
“I originally started doing it because when my daughter started kindergarten and I had to go back to school to run errands, I couldn’t imagine having to do that if I wasn’t prepared,” said Danielle Blalock, a nurse practitioner from a sister clinic of Hometown Pediatrics. “You can say we know the hardships that come with taking care of a child and we, as pediatric caregivers, see how difficult these times can be for children and teens.”
Hometown Pediatrics is so grateful for the opportunity this nonprofit gives to those kids in our community. We are also very grateful to all companies and individuals in Athens who have sponsored a child for the 2020 school year. We have enjoyed being able to make a difference and only hope this article will help raise awareness of the needs within our own community and encourage any business or individual to contact our office so we can get you up to speed. the contact list to help us reach our goal for next year.