Health & Exercise


For seven years now, the MDwise Tools for Schools program has been donating drawstring backpacks and school supplies to students at back-to-school events across Indiana.

Locally, 1,000 students throughout Allen County were offered the chance to start the school year off right with the supplies needed to succeed in the classroom. MDwise provided Fort Wayne-based Brightpoint with backpacks, crayons, pencils and more that were then given away at various back-to-school events around town. Brightpoint is a non-profit agency that promotes economic and community development by providing resources and helping people gain access to opportunities and teaching them the skills they need.

“We recognize that proper school supplies aren’t easily accessible to all students, but are crucial to educational success,” said Cesar Martinez, president and CEO of MDwise. “This program helps ensure young Hoosier students have the tools they need to thrive and grow in the classroom, and beyond.”

Through its Tools for Schools program, MDwise offers a solution for families that need assistance purchasing much-needed school supplies. Children spend more than 1,200 hours each year in school, so MDwise strives to make classroom experiences as meaningful and constructive as possible by ensuring students have the tools they need to learn.

MDwise Tools for Schools is part of Ms. Bluebelle’s Club for Kids, MDwise’s comprehensive program that promotes the healthy well-being of Hoosier children through special activities and outreach.

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