The Leon Levine Foundation Awarded United Way of the Midlands $50,000 to fund health services at WellPartners Dental and Eye Health Clinics
Columbia, SC (December 7, 2020) – The Leon Levine Foundation has awarded United Way of the Midlands $50,000 to support services at WellPartners Dental and Eye Clinics.
WellPartners offers dental and eye care services that provide preventative and restorative care to uninsured and underinsured children and adults in the Midlands. WellPartners is owned and operated by United Way of the Midlands with primary support from community partners including Lexington County, Lexington Medical Center, Prisma Health and Richland County.
"We are grateful for the generous support of The Leon Levine Foundation,” said Sara Fawcett, United Way of the Midlands President and CEO. “Their support will help us continue our mission and provide dental and vision care to those who need it.”
In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, WellPartners Dental Clinics provided patient visits to more than 3,000 adults and nearly 700 children from Fairfield, Lexington and Richland counties totaling an in-kind value of about $1.75 million. Eye care services were provided during more than 1,800 patient visits.
The Leon Levine Foundation’s mission is to improve the human condition by creating a permanent, measurable, life-changing impact. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the foundation invests in nonprofit organizations with highly effective leadership, a track record of success and a focus on sustainability.
“Access to dental services and eye care for families is a critical component for overall health and enhancing quality of life,” explained Tom Lawrence, president of The Leon Levine Foundation. “WellPartners serves the community’s most vulnerable residents who might otherwise not receive these health services. We are proud to invest in the wellbeing of individuals and their families.”
About Leon Levine Foundation
Created in 1980 by Leon Levine (Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.), The Leon Levine Foundation’s mission is to improve the human condition by creating permanent, measurable, and life-changing impacts throughout the Carolinas. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the foundation invests in nonprofits with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a focus on sustainability in the areas of healthcare, education, Jewish values, and human services. Learn more online at www.leonlevinefoundation.org.
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With more than 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.