The employees of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) know the importance of starting the school year off right. For the past several years PHCS employees have held a drive to provide school supplies and gift cards for the children whose families use the BMS Community Health Center at University Medical Center of Princeton.
Employees of Bristol-Myers Squibb joined the effort in 2014, nearly matching what PHCS employees contributed. This year BMS delivered more than 40 backpacks, pencils, markers, notebooks, and more, creating a tradition of giving back to the community in need.
“Every child deserves to start the school year healthy and ready to learn. While physical health is important, we like to think of the big picture. Providing school supplies ensures that our students are poised to succeed,” said Ayda Tello from the Community Health Center.
“The employees of BMS are thrilled to collaborate with PHCS employees. The individual giving may seem small, but when we come together, the impact is significant,” said Kristie Fischer from BMS.
BMS Community Health Center provides care for more than 7,000 uninsured and underinsured patients in our community. To learn how you can support this important work, please contact the PHCS Foundation at 609.252.8710.
Pictured above: Bristol-Myers Squibb employees along with employees of the BMS Community Health Center on Backpack Delivery Day.
Article as seen in Foundation News Winter 2015.