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At Barnes, we’re passionate about serving our communities. As part of our mission to improve the quality of life of those we serve, we are dedicated to supporting our communities through volunteerism and fundraising. Barnes Healthcare Services has raised and donated more than $800,000 for our communities since 2009. 

We partner with local non-profit organizations to raise awareness and funds as well as provide the volunteer time needed to support the missions of these organizations for the betterment of our communities. 

Partner with us!

Barnes Drug Store Annual 5k Fun Run

Founded on the Barnes Drug Store centennial anniversary in 2009, our annual 5k has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support local non-profit organizations in our communities.  

Each year, we choose a different organization to be the beneficiary of the 5k. Our teams spend months collecting sponsorships, planning and hosting fundraising events, and raising awareness about the run and the beneficiary organization. 


Volunteer Time Off

Every Barnes Healthcare Services team member is allotted 40 hours per year of Volunteer Time Off. This creates opportunities for every team member to get out in their community and give back. Team members can choose a non-profit organization or event they are passionate about and volunteer during work hours. Since we launched the program in 2016, our teams have volunteered more than 1,231 hours. 

Community Contributions Committee

The Community Contributions Committee (CCC) is a voluntary committee comprised of Barnes team members. The CCC is responsible for reviewing non-profit organizations who want to partner with Barnes, choosing the 5k beneficiary each year, planning group Volunteer Time Off events, planning monthly fundraising efforts, and planning and executing the annual 5k. 

Partner Organizations

  • Living Bridges Ministry
  • The Haven
  • Second Harvest
  • Hungry at Home
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Lowndes County
  • Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta
  • ACTO
  • Eldercare of Alachua County
  • Get A Mammy
  • Pruitt Health Hospice
  • Options Now
  • GA Sheriff's Boys Ranch
  • Miracle League of Valdosta
  • Mission 22
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Humane Society
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Easter Seals
  • Raintree Village
  • My Father's Business Ministries
  • Options Now
  • Girl's Place

Associations & Memberships

  • Accreditation Commission for Health Care
  • Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
  • American Diabetes Association
  • National Community Pharmacists Association
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association
  • Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers
  • Florida Alliance of Home Care Services
  • Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network
  • National Home Infusion Association
  • American Association for Homecare
  • VISTAGE World Wide 
  • Managed Healthcare Associates Inc.
  • VGM & Associates Healthcare MSO
  • AmerisourceBergen
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy 
  • Valdosta -Lowndes Chamber of Commerce 
  • South Georgia Medical Group Management Association
  • Georgia Small Business Association

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