Author: Lindsay K. Saunders
Governor Cooper and Secretary Mandy Cohen holding School Supply Drive mural.
Aug. 22, 2019 - NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, M.D., joined Caswell Developmental Center Director Marsha Meadows and others on Aug. 20 to present school supplies donated by DHHS employees to Lenoir County Public Schools Superintendent Brent Williams.
The delivery was part of Governor Roy Cooper’s 3rd Annual School Supply Drive to benefit students and reduce the burden on teachers who spend about $500 of their own money on classroom supplies each year. All supplies collected by DHHS in Wake County were brought to Lenoir County and were distributed to Lenoir County Public Schools, the Lenoir-Greene Partnership for Children and the Lenoir County Department of Social Services.
School supplies delivered included paper, pencils and pens, USB flash drives, dry erase markers, folders, sanitizing wipes and tissues.
Photos from the deliveries to Lenoir County are below. To see photos from supply drives throughout DHHS, watch this slideshow.
Secretary Cohen (yellow) and Caswell Developmental Center employees.
Secretary Cohen (left) and Caswell art therapy teachers Melinda Tilglman and Bena Dudley with a mural they painted for the drive. Secretary Cohen presented the mural to Governor Cooper to commemorate the success of this year’s school supply drive.
Secretary Cohen (third from left) visited the Lenoir-Greene Partnership for Children and Lenoir County pre-k classrooms.
Secretary Cohen (fourth from left) and Deputy Secretary for Human Services Tara Myers (fifth from left) visited the Lenoir County Department of Social Services to drop off school supplies and nearly 30 backpacks. They also heard from county leaders about the struggles and successes of their social services program.