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Thank You, Mrs. Rippy!

Mrs. Barbara Rippy speaks at a Lions meeting.

Barbara Rippy establishes Children's Supply House at the SCSDB Foundation

Mrs. Barbara Rippy of Union, South Carolina has established the Barbara Rippy Children’s Supply House at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to support any needs the students of SCSDB may have upon returning to school.

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of students throughout the state, and this fund will help students in need with their clothes, shoes, and other personal needs. It will also assist with any educational supply needs the students may have. 

Dr. Page McCraw, president of SCSDB, said, “This is such a wonderful gift that will make a difference in the lives of our very special students. Barbara Rippy has been a true blessing to the school for many years. We are grateful for her generosity.” 

Mrs. Rippy also established a scholarship that is presented annually to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a degree in science. Mrs. Rippy established the scholarship to honor her late husband’s love of science. Dr. Bobby Gene Rippy served as a pharmacist for more than 40 years. He and Mrs. Rippy owned and operated Smith's Drug Store in Union for 34 years.

Thank You, Mrs. Rippy!