Looking for a way of supporting senior students at nearby Fairfield Area High School during the COVID-19 pandemic, the WellSpan Pharmacy has donated customized face masks to members of this year’s class for their upcoming graduation ceremony.
Led by manager Anthony Bixler, the pharmacy worked with a vendor to create customized Fairfield Knights Class of 2020 face masks for approximately 100 graduating seniors.
“The pharmacy team continues to support the school district because we are truly impacted on a daily basis by the students, teachers, and parents,” said Bixler. “We are literally just next door to the school and supporting them means we are helping our neighbors.”
The special masks will be worn by seniors during their commencement, which has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 30 in the hopes that it can be a traditional graduation ceremony.
“We are extremely grateful for the donation of the masks for our senior students,” said Tara Phillips, co-senior class advisor and a teacher at Fairfield Area High School.
“These students will undoubtedly have a unique celebration given the unprecedented situation in which we find ourselves. We want to ensure the safety of our students as a top priority, so masks will be an absolute necessity to protect one another. WellSpan Pharmacy was extremely generous in this gift to our students, and we greatly appreciate their heart for the kids and the community.”
The donation of custom masks represents the most recent effort by the pharmacy team to support the school district.
In December, the members of the pharmacy team donated $300 of their own money to the school district to help eliminate the district's entire negative meal balance.
As part of their ongoing community effort, the pharmacy sells Fairfield Knights school merchandise with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Fairfield Athletics Stands Together, the booster group for the school district. By the end of this fiscal year, the pharmacy will donate more than $1,000 to the booster group.
Currently, Fairfield Knights face masks are on sale in the pharmacy with a portion of the proceeds going back to support the boosters.