Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Helping Williamson County Youth Succeed

From the United Way:
We are kicking things off with the national Day of Action. Your involvement will help create better lives for children by focusing on improvements in the areas of Education, Income and Health--the building blocks of a good life.
What does this mean?
Income-children who typically rely on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program during the school year, do not have that same reliable source of nutrition once summer arrives. These same kids are not able to come back to school in the fall, fully equipped with the tools needed to learn.
Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of Williamson County Feed our Future
Victoria Calton, a YAC leader, started a project she calls, "Feed our Future," in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN, Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County and United Way of Williamson County to provide, throughout the summer, weekly snack packs of nutritious foods to at-risk children.

Let's join together with Victoria and the other members of YAC to help kids and support these teens who get involved and make a difference locally!

School Supply Drive
We are kicking off our drive in June in order to collect school supplies for at-risk children so that when school starts back up, these kids will be prepared and ready to learn!

We will be "pacesetters" for the Publix school supply drive that starts with collection bins in each store on July 16th.
A Collaboration of: YAC (Youth Advisory Council), Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN, Boys & Girls Club of Franklin/Williamson County, Publix Super Markets and United Way of Williamson County.
What You Can Do: Buy it now!
Purchase any of the suggested items and bring them to our donation station at United Way of Williamson County, Mondays thru Thursdays, 9am-4pm (additional locations will be added soon!)
Food Items Needed:

Small servings of peanut butter
Fruit cups
Beans & franks
Individual cereals
Non-refrigerated milk
Juice boxes
Snack crackers
Gallon size baggies
(to distribute items)

School Items Needed:
Primary school tablets
Notebook paperPencils/Pens Markers/Highlighters
3-ring binders/Pocketfolders
Spiral notebooks (single and 5-subject)
Colored pencils
School glue/glue sticks
Pass It On!
Just think of what we can accomplish if everyone contributed, even just a little. Forward this information to friends and family so they can join in! For more on the mission of the Williamson County United Way chapter, see their website: http://www.uwwc.org/aboutuw.html

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