Clinch Valley Health Donates $5,000 to Benefit Children in Local Schools

December 31, 2015

RICHLANDS, Virginia (Dec. 21, 2015) – Clinch Valley Health partnered with Communities In Schools of Southwest Virginia to bring warmth to children in the surrounding community by donating $5,000 worth of sweatshirts to local schools, servicing more than 700 children this holiday season.   

“We appreciate the generosity of Clinch Valley Health. The students here in Richlands and Cedar Bluff are beyond grateful for the sweatshirts we were able to provide for them because of Clinch Valley Health’s donation,” said Glayde Brown, Principal at Richlands Middle School.

Communities In Schools is the only dropout prevention program in the nation proven to increase graduation rates. Of the many organizations working to improve student outcomes, Communities In Schools, through coordination of services, is proven to be more effective, and results in higher graduation rates, and higher percentages of students reaching proficiency in math and reading. In over 200 communities across 27 states, Communities in Schools work closely with schools, social services, businesses and thousands of volunteers to get young people the things they need to learn and grow: mentors and tutors, after-school help, family services to stabilize the home. Without these basic supports, the children are far less likely to succeed and grow into productive adults.

“At Clinch Valley Health we understand it’s our duty to not only provide exceptional healthcare services, but to service our community in any way that we can. If donating a sweatshirt can make a difference in one child’s life, then you can bet we are going to make that happen,” said Peter Mulkey, CEO, Clinch Valley Health.