On July 19, 2018, associates from Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, handed out washcloths and boxes of tissues to kids to help them get ready for school.
The facility had a booth at the United Way of Rhea County’s Give a Kid a Chance event at Rhea County Middle School’s gymnasium. Every year, businesses set up booths at the event and provide school-related items or services for local children. These can also include school supplies, free haircuts, lice checks, car seat checks and other resources.
Life Care Center of Rhea County has been one of the vendors for three years now. Crystal Akin, central supply director, and Ashley Peterson, physical therapy aide, represented the facility this year.
“I love participating in the event because I get to see the excitement on the kids’ faces when they receive school supplies and hygiene products,” said Akin.
“This was my first year participating,” said Peterson. “I am already looking forward to next year’s event because I enjoy giving back to the community.”
In addition, Missy Wood, director at The Veranda Assisted Living on Life Care Center of Rhea County’s campus, attended the event with the Dayton Rotary Club and helped hand out hygiene products.