$7,500 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant continues support of Healthy Learners health care programs in rural South Carolina
“The support from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is critical to sustaining our program services in Dillon County,” said Jo Pauling-Jones, executive director of Healthy Learners. “Not only does it provide financial support for program operations, it also demonstrates in a very tangible way support of the local community and its children. The funding received from the Perdue Foundation is instrumental in leveraging the support of other funding sources in Dillon County and outside of the Pee Dee region.”
Since its inception in 2005, the Healthy Learners Dillon program has provided 754 children with access to 3,484 health care services. According to Pauling-Jones, more than 65,428 miles has been traveled to meet the unmet health needs of these children.
Healthy Learners is a faith-based non-profit that connects children to care so that poor health is not an obstacle to doing well in school. The organization addresses poverty at its root, so that future generations can lift themselves, and their communities, to a better life.
According to Pauling-Jones, Healthy Learners partners with elementary, middle and high schools and community health care providers to help children secure needed medications, dental care, eye exams and eyeglasses, treatment for acute episodes of illness, evaluation and treatment of hearing disorders, coordination of care, access to counseling and transportation to medical appointments.
“At Perdue, we recognize the strong history Healthy Learners has in helping serve the needs of children in Dillon County and the Pee Dee Region,” said Randy Brown, director of Perdue operations in Dillon. “We’re proud of our partnership and share in their commitment to making a difference in the community through our continued support from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.”
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