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Supply Center Shows Kids Purchase Power

The NIH Supply Center (NIHSC) hosted a hugely successful Take Your Child to Work Day event, with more than 250 children visiting.

Four people hold posters about the NIH supply center under a white tent.

(From l) Morgan Edson, Ioana Hance, Soujanya Giambone and Abhishek Goel.

Photo: Emily Ballou

Featured were mock shopping experiences plus giveaways of real NIHSC products for grades K-12. Children learned about various lab, office and PPE (personal protective equipment) items as well as environment-friendly products available through NIHSC. NIHSC staff also demonstrated CAN card use, how to request a new item and how to place an order. Each child went home with an NIHSC pen and tote bag. Parents also participated, asking lots of questions about how to order through the NIHSC, providing feedback on where they’d like to see portable stores or “kiosks.”

Dr. Alfred Johnson visits the supply center tent.

Edson and Hance welcome NIH Deputy Director for Management Dr. Alfred Johnson.

Photo: Soujanya Giambone

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