North County Families Connect with Resources at Back-to School Event
The North County HELP Center was busy getting kids ready for school at the School Supply Giveaway on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Approximately 190 students from Lincoln City’s public schools visited the center located at Taft Elementary to get school supplies, hygiene items, clothing, and information on local resources.
“The event was a great success. We more than doubled the number of families served,” said Hanna Connett, homeless advocate and coordinator for the North County Family Literacy and HELP Center. “Last year we served 30 families and this year we served 77 families.”
The Homeless Education & Literacy Project (HELP) is a program of Lincoln County School District that works with students to make sure they have support to be successful in school.
“All of the items provided to students were generously donated by the community,” Connett explained. “I would like to give a special thanks to the Charitable Distribution Center and Louise Cremeen at the Gleneden Beach Post Office for collecting school supplies all summer long from the community. This event was a success because of the tremendous support from many individual community donors and volunteers. Thank you!”
Anyone interested in participating or volunteering at next year’s event may call the North County HELP Center at 541-996-4878. Volunteers are also needed during the school year.