IMA Patients Donate Over 8,000 School Supplies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 18, 2023 – IMA Urgent Care & Primary Care’s patients and staff teamed up to provide students at Meadowbrook Elementary School in Eatontown and Ocean Avenue School in Middletown with a bright start to the school year. Collectively, IMA’s 11 offices collected over 8,000 school supplies during the two-week drive.
“For over 26 years IMA has been caring for our community. Hosting a Back-To-School drive to help local school-age children excel in school,” states Family Practice of Middletown’s Dr. Roger Thompson.
According to the National Retail Foundation, the average household will spend almost $900 in 2023 on back-to-school supplies which is up about $25 from 2022.
“Our patients and staff are extremely generous as this is our largest collection since 2019,” Dr. Thompson said. “We’re happy to see our community come together and support local students and families.”
IMA Urgent Care and Primary Care has two urgent care centers and eight primary care offices located in eastern Monmouth County. IMA opened the area’s first medical walk-in urgent care in Shrewsbury over 25 years ago and has since opened one additional walk-in urgent care in Middletown. Additionally, IMA operates a Cardiology and Diagnostics center which is in Shrewsbury. IMA is owned and operated by local doctors who live and practice in Monmouth County.