United Way of the Midlands’ WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinics received a $50,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation to support the continuation of clinic services.
WellPartners offers dental and eye care services that provide preventative and restorative care to uninsured and underinsured children and adults in the Midlands. WellPartners is owned and operated by United Way of the Midlands with additional support from community partners, including Lexington County, Lexington Medical Center, Prisma Health and Richland County.
"The Leon Levine Foundation is pleased to partner with United Way of the Midlands and WellPartners to provide essential dental and eye care services within our community,” said Tom Lawrence, President and CEO of The Leon Levine Foundation. “Increasing access to affordable healthcare is a key component of our mission.”
In the 2022-2023 fiscal year, WellPartners Dental Clinics provided 3,134 patient visits for dental services, 737 of which were for children. WellPartners Eye Clinic has provided 1,993 patient visits for eye care services. 923 eye patients needed and received eyeglasses to correct their vision.
“When oral health concerns go untreated, it hinders the overall health of individuals, and we are thankful for the support of partners like The Leon Levine Foundation that assist us in building a community with equal access to healthcare,” said Sara Fawcett, President and CEO of United Way of the Midlands.
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to creating generational change by breaking cycles of crisis and empowering people to build their own paths to success. For more information, please visit uway.org.
About The Leon Levine Foundation
Established in 1980 by Leon Levine (Founder and former Chairman of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.), The Leon Levine Foundation supports programs and organizations that improve the human condition through investments in education, healthcare, human services and Jewish values. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the Foundation invests in nonprofits across North Carolina and South Carolina with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a plan for financial sustainability. Through its investments, the Foundation intends to create pathways to self-sufficiency, champion strategies for permanent change, and facilitate opportunities for growth.
Learn more online at www.leonlevinefoundation.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook @LeonLevineFdn.
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