Friday, July 22, 2011

Is Your Child Ready for School?

Summer will soon be coming to a close and the first day of school is right around the corner!

Our 2-1-1 information services provide easy access to a broad variety of resources that can help families plan for their child's back-to-school needs including:

School Supplies, immunizations, school physicals, health insurance for children, voluntary Pre-K, Before/After school care, dental exams, health & nutrition information, Internet safety for children, school information such as calendars and menus, mentoring and tutoring programs.

This is also a great time of year to provide an invaluable resource to your community. For organizations and individuals who choose to volunteer, there are many opportunities to get involved in your school and local community programs. Invest your time and make a difference in a child's life - be a mentor or a tutor!

Another way to get involved is to donate school supplies for children in need. These donations can include such donations as shoes, paper, pencils, notebooks, tissues, 3-ring binders, etc. Local agencies welcome these items and your generosity can bring brighter futures to children in need.