Amerigroup Fills Supply Cabinets for Georgia Title I Schools and Teachers

New Initiative to Provide More than $35,000 Worth of Supplies to
Nearly 40 Schools

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia is lengthening the back to school
season for teachers, students and schools around Georgia through a new
initiative called “Teacher Supply Closet.” The program, which was
created due to a shortage of supplies in schools, is a partnership
driven by Amerigroup to deliver school supplies to teachers in 39
different Title I schools around the state. Additionally, each school
will receive a $500 check from Amerigroup to assist with any
miscellaneous school related expenses.

Amerigroup will kick-off the Teacher Supply Closet tour on October 6
with a delivery to the principal and teachers at Pointe South Elementary
School. Supplies are separated into hygiene, office and classroom
categories. Each school will receive: tissue boxes, cleaning wipes, hand
sanitizer, paper, pencils/pens, dry erase markers, planning calendars,
folders, lanyards scissors, notebooks and more. The Amerigroup Community
Outreach Vehicle will make 39 stops and distribute more than $15,000
worth of school supplies before concluding in early November.

“As a former teacher, I understand how much money is spent on school
supplies every year,” said Fran Gary, plan president, Amerigroup
Georgia. “We repack the backpacks for students and families during the
school year, but Amerigroup’s Teacher Supply Closet was created to
provide schools and teachers with some help, so they can stay focused on
the critical task of educating and caring for our kids.”

During a one month tour around the state, the Teacher Supply Closet will
make stops in the following elementary schools:

  • Atlanta: Pointe South (Riverdale), West Clayton, Edmonds (Forrest
    Park), Kilpatrick (Jonesboro), Randolph, Montclair, S.L. Lewis, Love T
    Nolan, H.E. Holmes (East Point), Fairington (Lithonia), Indian Creek
    (Clarkston), Lawrenceville Elementary, Ferguson (Duluth), Norcross
    Elementary, Meadowcreek (Norcross)
  • Augusta: Meadowbrook, Diamond Lakes (Hephzibah), Barton Chapel,
    Southside
  • Columbus: Rigdon Road, Fox
  • Gainesville: Enota, Fair Street
  • LaGrange: Ethel Knight, Callaway
  • Macon: Hunt, L.H. Williams, Southfield, Riley
  • Savannah: Gasden, Hodge, Heard, Whitebluff
  • Valdosta: S.L. Mason, Pinegrove, J.L. Lomax, W.G. Nunn

For more information on Amerigroup, visit www.myamerigroup.com/ga.

About Amerigroup Georgia

Amerigroup Georgia helps improve health care access and quality for more
than 375,000 low-income Georgians by developing innovative care
management programs and services. Members are assured care that is not
only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and
patient-centered. Amerigroup Georgia provides ongoing community
relations and outreach to encourage members to become active
participants in their health care. Through health education programs,
members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Contacts

for Amerigroup Georgia
Ross Jacobs, 470.891.9892
Ross.Jacobs@anthem.com