Magnolia Health Partners with Shoes from the Heart to Provide Shoes for Children in Coahoma County

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Child Health News
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Collaboration provides nearly 100 children in need with new shoes.

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnolia Health, a leading provider of health care coverage that improves

care across Mississippi, recently partnered with the Shoes from the Heart organization and the Coahoma County Diaper Bank to provide shoes to children in need.

"Shoes from the Heart joined Magnolia Health to promote goodwill by providing free tennis shoes for the children in the Clarksdale area," said Jessica Leather, Distribution Manager for Shoes from the Heart. "We had a wonderful turnout and great support from the area."

Magnolia Health and Shoes from the Heart, a non-profit ministry from Macon, Missouri, partnered to give free tennis shoes to the children in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Shoes from the Heart had a goal to distribute 75 pairs of shoes to children in the area. Nearly 100 children from Coahoma County from ages 1-21 received shoes at the event.

"We appreciate the partnership with Shoes from the Heart. Our families truly enjoyed the new shoes and these donations help us address childhood poverty in the Mississippi Delta," said Aaron Sisk, CEO of Magnolia Health.

The Coahoma County Diaper Bank selected the children to receive shoes. The children were also given new socks from the donation as well. Representatives from the Children's Clinic of Clarksdale and the Aaron Henry Community Health Center were also in attendance to assist in the distribution.

"Working with the team from Shoes from the Heart was an absolute pleasure," said Jan Bryan, Community Relations Representative for Magnolia Health. "They went above and beyond our request and expectations. They are truly a ministry of love. It was just amazing to see the joy on those children's faces."

"When working with Magnolia Health, great things happen and this is just one example," said Donnie Bonuchi, CEO, Shoes from the Heart.

About Magnolia HealthMagnolia Health is a long-term solution to help the state of Mississippi enhance care for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients, while most effectively managing taxpayer dollars. A physician-driven, Mississippi-based Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), Magnolia is backed by its parent company, Centene Corporation (Centene). Centene has more than 30 years of experience in Medicaid, CHIP and other government-funded programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and long-term care. For more information about Magnolia, visit www.magnoliahealthplan.com.

 

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