OTC Give Away Day


Wake 10

The Over the Counter (OTC) Medicine Program provides adults and children who are low-income and in need with free over the counter medicine. Medicine such as aspirin, children’s cough syrup, allergy medicine and vitamins are just a few items given to families who need assistance.

  1. Where does the medicine come from? Through a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, NC MedAssist receives bi-weekly shipments of over the counter medicine that is sorted by volunteers and disbursed to adults and families who are less fortunate.
  2. Is the medicine free? YES! No I.D. required at all events! (must be 18 years or older to receive medicine)
  3. How can families receive the medicine? During scheduled Give Away Days, see dates below.

Are you interested in funding an OTC Give Away Day in your area, view our Community Investment Proposal to find out how or contact Misty Moore for more details. 

To get an idea of what impact an OTC Give Away Day makes on a community, view this news story by Time Warner Cable News.

Schedule for OTC Medicine Give Away Days

High Point

Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
HPU Community Center
921 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262
Event made possible by: High Point Seventh Day Adventist Church, City of High Point, High Point Bar Association
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Duplin County

Thursday, April 20, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Duplin Events Center
195 Fairgrounds Drive, Kenansville, NC 28349
Event made possible by: Vidant Duplin Hospital 
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Cleveland County

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Shiloh Baptist Church
914 Frederick Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Event made possible by: Carolinas HealthCare System
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Anson/Union County

Thursday, May 4, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lockhart-Taylor Center at SPCC
514 N. Washington Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170
Event made possible by: Carolinas HealthCare System
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Rockingham County

Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Zion Baptist Church
807 Piedmont Street
Reidsville, NC 27320
Event made possible by: Cardinal Healthcare Innovations
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Dare County 

Friday, May 19, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Community Care Clinic of Dare
425 Health Center Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959
Event made possible by: Outer Banks Hospital and Community Care Clinic of Dare 
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Mecklenburg County

Friday, June 2, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 pm
Project 658 – Multipurpose Room
3646 Central Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
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Gaston County 

Friday, June 9, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church – Family Life Center
190 Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28052
Event made possible by: CaroMont Health & Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services 
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Would you like to volunteer for these events or at NC MedAssist? Visit our Volunteer Page Today!

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