Prism, WellCare team up to give back


Prism sponsors baby provision donation drive

Staff Report



Erika Pope, left, Casey Darnell, center, and Lindsay Ellis volunteer to provide needed baby supplies to Helping Mamas


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Prism’s Managed Care Services department visited Atlanta, Georgia, on Oct. 25-26 to make a donation to Helping Mamas, a non-profit organization created to provide mothers in need with essential supplies to care for their babies.

Prism learned of this opportunity through a WellCare of Georgia case manager they were working closely with and were informed that Helping Mamas was looking for items, as well as groups that they could count on for support. A baby provision donation drive was held at Prism’s Elkin offices to collect the needed items for donation, such as clothing, diapers, wipes and bouncy seats.

Managed Care Services has been working with WellCare of Georgia for two years and was eager to become involved in causes that are important to their case managers. Working with Helping Mamas was an important step for Prism and after becoming informed on the purpose of this organization, they knew it was a great fit, not only for supporting the case managers they work with daily, but also for providing support for the community those case managers work so hard to help.

After arriving in Atlanta on the 25th, Prism met with Erika Pope, a member of the Board of Directors at Helping Mamas and a community advocate at WellCare of Georgia. When reflecting on her meeting with Prism, Pope had only positive things to say, “It was so amazing to not only meet with the Prism staff to discuss the diaper need in Atlanta, but it was great to serve alongside them. It is not often that an organization will travel to not only donate to a needy cause, but to also donate their precious time. I love the excellent compassion and work that Prism provides our members and look forward to a continuing partnership.”

On the 26th, the staff traveled to the Helping Mamas location to drop-off the items they collected and to volunteer their time as Warehouse Warriors, which entailed sorting and bundling clothes for donation pick-ups.

The donation to Helping Mamas also proved to have a personal connection for Prism. “Being a mom is hands down the best and most challenging experience of my life. Donating and volunteering to an organization that helps mother’s meet their basic needs so they are able to lead by example in other parts of their life is a great blessing and one of the easiest decisions I could make was for us to get involved,” said Lindsay Ellis, member of Prism’s Managed Care Services department.

Anyone interested in learning more about Helping Mamas can visit their website here: https://www.helpingmamas.org/.

Founded in 2006, Prism Medical Products is a third party supply distributor of durable medical supplies that focuses on wound care, ostomy, and urological products. They receive referrals from a variety of health care providers and supply their patients with needed supplies within 24 hours. Prism then works with the patient’s health insurance plan provider to obtain payment for their supplies, usually resulting in little-to-no out of pocket cost for the patient.

Erika Pope, left, Casey Darnell, center, and Lindsay Ellis volunteer to provide needed baby supplies to Helping Mamas
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Prism sponsors baby provision donation drive

Staff Report

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