The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation $10,000 Grant Helps Fund Healthy Learners Dillon

Posted on August 28th, 2012

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Building on a commitment of improving life within the communities in which it operates through health and education, Perdue, through a $10,000 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, is helping Healthy Learners Dillon provide children who are in need and without resources access to basic health care services.

“We are extremely grateful to Perdue and the Foundation for their generosity and support for the mission of Healthy Learners through this grant,” said Jo Pauling-Jones, executive director of Healthy Learners. “Each year, we help more than 100 children in Dillon County public schools by providing access to basic health care services. There is no way we could do all of that without dedicated and caring partners like Perdue and the Foundation.”  Healthy Learners Dillon provided 172 children with access to 563 basic health care services during the 2011-2012 school year.

“School nurses are on the front lines to help identify a student’s health care needs and make a referral to Healthy Learners,” said Pauling-Jones. “Sadly, schools in Dillon County are filled with children who have limited or no access to basic health care. Often times, their families do not qualify for Medicaid, and are in the gap between Medicaid and private health insurance coverage.”

Randy Brown, Perdue director of operations in Dillon and who serves as a Friend of Healthy Learners, in presenting the check, said, “Healthy Learners has a strong history serving children in Dillon County and at Perdue we share in their commitment to making a difference in the community through this funding.”

About Perdue:
The Perdue Family of Companies includes Perdue Farms, Perdue AgriBusiness, and our shared services organizations. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, through expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, to today’s third-generation of family leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained a family-owned company dedicated to making Perdue the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. At the Perdue Family of Companies, we believe in responsible food and agriculture™.

About the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the Perdue Family of Companies, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of the Perdue Family of Companies communities where large numbers of our associates live and work.

Healthy Learners thanks Perdue and the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation for supporting our mission.