AmeriHealth Caritas Florida Helps Young Floridians Get Ready for School

Medicaid managed care health plan donates more than 19,000 school supply items to organizations serving children most in need

September 15, 2021 - Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

AmeriHealth Caritas Florida, a Medicaid managed care plan serving seven Florida counties, recently helped Florida children most in need start the new school year off right by donating 1,000 backpacks and 1,000 pencil pouches filled with school supplies to 12 local organizations. The donations included a total of more than 19,000 items, and were given directly to children at the 13th Annual Back-to-School Health Fair Drive-Thru Event at Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church in Miami and through community organizations in Palm Beach, Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Miami-Dade counties.

“Education is a key factor in the health of people and communities, and the financial hardships many families currently face makes it difficult for them to provide their children with adequate school supplies,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Florida Market President Kathy Warner. “We are pleased to work with these organizations to help ensure the children in our communities are adequately equipped to start the new school year.” 

“On behalf of the Urban League of Palm Beach County (ULPBC) Board of Directors, thank you to AmeriHealth Caritas Florida for donating backpacks and pencil cases to the ULPBC. We have distributed them to our middle and high school students enrolled in our youth programs,” said ULPBC Vice President of Development and Communications Soulan Johnson. “The ULPBC looks forward to building a long term relationship with AmeriHealth Caritas Florida, which is committed to making an impact in the lives of low to moderate income families throughout Palm Beach County.”

Rachel McNair, right, coordinator, Community Programs & Communications for AmeriHealth Caritas Florida, presents a donation of backpacks with school supplies to Urban League of Palm Beach County (ULPBC) Vice President of Development and Communications Soulan Johnson. AmeriHealth Caritas Florida donated 1,000 backpacks and 1,000 pencil pouches filled with more than 19,000 school supply items to ULPBC and 11 other organizations for distribution to local children.