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OGH donates backpacks for area students

Posted on: 08/18/2016

Olean General Hospital packed 276 backpacks this week with a variety of school supplies which will benefit area students in grades K through 5 this school year.

The donated backpacks will be distributed to students who might otherwise go without necessary school supplies. In its sixth year, the program benefits students in Olean, Delevan, Friendship, Hinsdale and Salamanca. Students receiving the backpacks will find items such as pencils, erasers, scissors, paper, crayons, rulers, glue sticks and pencil sharpeners to start the school year. All items are donated by employees at OGH.

The backpack program is part of the hospital’s Community Connections initiative, a program where employees volunteer their time to educate the community on a variety of health and wellness issues to promote healthier lifestyles and address community health, safety and social needs in the hospital’s service area. Other Community Connections programs held throughout the year include an asthma camp, Buddy’s First Visit, sun safety, SafeSitter®, car seat safety, Super Puffs and friends and family CPR.

Olean General Hospital employees, from left, Katelyn Bacon, Fran Owens, Danielle DeCasper and Beth Goldsmith, fill backpacks which will be distributed to local students in grades K through 5 in area school districts.

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