Going back to school can bring out mixed emotions in school-aged kids. For parents it means time to purchase supplies and new clothes. For some of these parents, there is a fear that they won't be able to provide these things for their children. That's why local charaties and companies are stepping up their efforts to help those who cannot afford school supplies.
Weed Pro would like to help spread the word about these organizations that are helping those who are less fortunate. Listed below are a few places where you can find assistance if you’re in need or donate to help others in need in our community.
- Avon Lake Kiwanis is hosting its second annual Back to School Kids Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Weiss Field on Webber Road in Avon Lake. Bring a donation of school supplies and the family can enjoy fun-filled activities, crafts, entertainment, food and games for children ages 2 through 10. Find them on the web at http://www.avonlakekiwanis.com/
- Join the United Way of Greater Lorain County kicks off the 2012 Campaign season with a fun-filled tailgate-themed event. The kickoff event will take place on Friday, August 24th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mike Bass Ford in Sheffield Village. The event will be free and open to the public. Please bring school supplies to support the "Stuff the Bus" initiative with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County. All donated school supplies will be distributed to schools across Lorain County to help children in need. Visit their website at https://www.uwloraincounty.org/.
- Community Resource Services is a community-based organization whose mission is to diminish the effects of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. They provide basic needs assistance and individualized resource and referral services. Visit the website at http://www.aalcrs.org.