United Way of St. Charles Helping Children Go Back To School
Ask any parent around, and they would admit getting children back to school is an expensive ordeal. To help St. Charles Parish families with this expense, United Way of St. Charles is partnering with St. Charles Parish Government, St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, and Alpha Daughters of Zion to host a Back-To-School event providing free backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits to local children.
The Back-To-School event is being held at R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling on Saturday, August 4th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. R.K. Smith is located at 281 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling. Free backpacks, school supplies and hygiene kits will be distributed to the first 700 participants. A parent or guardian must be present with child(ren) to receive the supplies. In addition to the supplies, the Back-To-School event will provide free food, health screenings, giveaways, information and resources. Door prizes will also be awarded.
“United Way of St. Charles recognizes that during tough economic times, it often becomes difficult for struggling families to meet even their most basic needs. By providing school supplies to those families, we feel like we are saving them a substantial expense and allowing them to be able to put those funds, normally allocated to school supplies, toward the basic necessities of life,” stated Kacy Kernan, UWSC Director of Community Impact.
For more information call United Way of St. Charles at (985) 331-9063.