For most of her adult life, Pam Craig Sims has worked with individuals in need. For 15 years she worked as a procurement officer at Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe and with the area Youth Development Center. Since her retirement, she has devoted more time to volunteer work. Perry Wellness Center is one beneficiary of her compassionate outreach.
After surviving a kidney transplant in 2009, Sims lost no time in continuing to help others. A native of rural Tazewell, Georgia, she has given back to her community. She and her husband, Larry, are leaders in Tazewell Baptist Church and donate to many projects in the Marion County area.
As her awareness grew of the recovery program at Perry Wellness Center, Sims turned her attention to donations for the program. She began her support with small, personal donations of clothing provided by her family. Over time, the collection evolved into a community-wide collection effort for gently used adult and children’s clothing. Sims’ donation bags also include shoes and toys. For peers on a budget, such donated items for themselves and family members are a true blessing.
But her efforts don’t stop there. When she learned about peer Kaylon Holt’s pop top collections on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Sims became one of his strongest supporters, helping collect the soda can tabs in her community.
On her most recent visit to Perry Wellness Center, Sims delivered a bag of women’s and children’s clothing, along with a bag of pop tops for Kaylon Holt’s collection. The clothes were claimed by delighted peers within a short time.
PWC founder and CEO Stuart Perry couldn’t be more grateful for her assistance, saying, “I do appreciate the ongoing donations that Pam makes to Perry Wellness Center. Pam does good things, and we all should model our lives after what she does.”
In the photo above, Kaylon Holt, left, Laurie Slaton, Debra Clayton, and Daisy Bell, enjoy items from Pam Craig Sims’ latest donations.