Wright Center to Host Backpack Giveaway

To celebrate National Health Center Week, The Wright Center for Community Health will host backpack giveaways in Hawley and South Scranton. 

The backpacks, funded by The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement, contain much-needed school supplies – including pencils, pencils, notebooks and folders – to give kids a good start to the school year. 

Sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers, National Health Center Week celebrates America’s 1,400 Community Health Centers, which serve as the beacon of strength, service, and care in their communities. The week begins Sunday, Aug. 6 and ends Saturday, Aug. 12.

WHAT: Backpack giveaways in Hawley and South Scranton to celebrate National Health Center Week.

WHERE/WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Wright Center for Community Health Hawley Practice, 103 Spruce St., Hawley; Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Side Farmers Market, 526 Cedar Ave., Scranton. A Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, The Wright Center for Community Health is an essential community provider of safety-net primary and preventive health services, a state-designated Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence, and a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Clinic. The Wright Center for Community Health operates 10 locations in Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wayne counties include a mobile medical and dental unit called Driving Better Health that serve more than 33,0000 unique patients annually and ensure everyone in the service area has access to integrated, high-quality, affordable health services, regardless of their insurance status, ZIP code, or ability to pay.

The AZEK Company Participated in Backpack Giveaway

The AZEK Company participated in McNichol’s Plaza Elementary School’s Annual Back to School Fair in the south side area of Scranton, PA.

Together with other local business and community organizations we were able to ensure that each of the 300 students received a new backpack, school supplies and other essential items and information.

McNichol’s Principal Mina Ardestani said “What a privilege it is to work in such a giving community. We can’t thank you enough for the generosity of so many. Our students are ready (and so are we) to get back to school!”