The Sumter County School System continues to be a community partner with Perry Wellness Center. On many occasions, the schools have provided benefits to PWC peers, from donated books for literacy classes to classroom speaking opportunities for peers and staff.
One way in which PWC gives back is through its ongoing ink cartridge donations to Sumter County Schools. The elementary and primary schools can sell these used cartridges and spend the revenue for art supplies, copy paper, and other needed materials.
PWC staffer Mulkey McMichael appreciates the partnership and says, “This is a fun partnership. As a retired art director and public relations associate with the Americus City and Sumter County Schools, I realize the increasing money required to fund programs. I am happy that we have partnered with our primary and elementary schools to help them with these expenses.”
With increased documentation requirements at Perry Wellness Center, the number of empty ink cartridges is only growing each month, so the partnership will continue for the foreseeable future. Recently, Sumter County Elementary School (SCES) was contacted with an offer for used cartridges, which was welcomed. Mulkey and several peers made a large delivery to SCES soon after, where they were greeted by media specialist Dina McCorkle.
“These will be helpful in our media and art programs,” McCorkle noted. “We appreciate the delivery!”
Pictured above from left, are: Tremell Toynsend, students Mariah Daniels and A’Nyla Fletcher, peer leader Rhonda Hubbard, and Dina McCorkle of SCES.