Mercy, Farm & Fleet donate items to Dennis school

ROCKFORD ⎯ Mercyhealth and Blain’s Farm & Fleet of Rockford delivered donated winter clothing to students at Dennis Early Childhood Center in Rockford for its Snow Angel Donation Program Thursday.

“We’re very excited to partner with Blain’s Farm & Fleet to help Dennis School and its young students,” said Jennifer Johns, Director, Mercyhealth Development Foundation. “Mercyhealth participates in events like this because it reflects our ongoing commitment to improving educational opportunities and growth in our community. We serve with a passion for making lives better – especially our youth.”

Dennis Early Childhood Center, located on Rockford’s Southwest side, promotes positive social, academic, and family outcomes for all its students. Dennis School serves 330 3- and 4-year-old students, and their families, working to prepare children for Kindergarten.

“We are very thankful to have this generous gift made possible by Mercyhealth and Blain’s Farm & Fleet,” said Jenny Keffer, Principal, Dennis Early Childhood Center. “This donation allows for our students to enjoy outdoor activities, such as playing outside, sledding and building snowmen.”

The donation, made possible by Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Mercyhealth Development Foundation and Mercyhealth Auxiliary, consisted of 454 brand new items, including snow boots, snow bibs, mittens, hats, scarves and winter coats.


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