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Life Care Center of LaGrange donates school supplies

Schools are in full swing, and since school is a big expense, Life Care Center of LaGrange wanted to color a child’s world with new school supplies.

From July 15 to August 9, the skilled nursing and rehab center challenged the community to donate as many filled backpacks as possible.

“We find it extremely important to make sure each child is given the proper tools to succeed in school,” stated Amanda Mainstone, director of marketing and admissions at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

Over the course of the four-week challenge, Life Care and other local businesses collected six full backpacks, 25 notebooks, 15 packs of crayons, five packs of pencils, 44 folders, six packs of colored pencils, eight glue bottles/sticks, six pencil boxes, and various art supplies.

“In my eyes, a proper education is the most important part of a child’s life,” stated Susan Wilson, accounts payable coordinator, who donated two filled backpacks to the drive.

The facility donated the supplies to Lima-Brighton Elementary School in Howe.

“It was very nice to know that there are companies in the community that care about local schools and seeing that children have the opportunity to succeed,” noted Rebekah Metzger, school counselor.

Life Care Center of LaGrange, located at 770N 075E, is one of 15 facilities in Indiana operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America. Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., Life Care operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit