Molina Healthcare Of South Carolina To Distribute 2,000 Free School Supply Kits

Back-To-School Bash Will Offer Free School Supplies, Health Screenings, Massages and Entertainment!

WHAT: In an effort to help thousands of Columbia students prepare for the upcoming school year, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina is teaming up with the Wateree Community Action Organization to host a Back-to-School Bash. At this event, the two organizations will distribute 1,000 school supply kits for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade and an additional 1,000 school supply kits for students in the 6th through 12thgrades.

Additionally, local businesses are partnering with Molina to offer the following:

  • Free eye screenings by Wal-Mart and the Lions Club
  • Free hearing screenings by Beginnings SC
  • Vouchers for free mammograms from the American Cancer Association

Attendees can also enjoy music, entertainment, food trucks and fun activities such as face painting.

The event is free and open to the public and media is invited to attend. All giveaways will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis (while supplies last).

WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 2017

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Charles Drew Wellness Center

2101 Walker Solomon Way

Columbia, SC 29204

WHY: According to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health, an adequate education has many positive outcomes, including health benefits. Americans with a good education tend to live longer and generally experience better health throughout their lives.

VISUALS: Columbia students receiving free backpacks and school supplies; Children receiving complimentary health screenings; Attendees getting massages; Local youth getting their faces painted and enjoying music and entertainment