by Cathi Hahner
The 13th annual Wyandotte County Back to School Fair will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, at two locations: Kansas City Kansas Community College and KCK Boys and Girls Club.
The goal of the fair is to help make every child school ready from day one. Over 5,000 Wyandotte County students are provided basic school supplies to start the new school year as well as immunizations, sports physicals and an opportunity to learn about community programs and services.
The success of this project relies on contributions from the community. Donations of dollars to purchase items are needed as well as the contribution of time. Volunteers are needed prior to the event to help sort supplies and to pack the bags for the various grade levels.
On the day of the event help is needed with set-up, registration, distribution of the bags, library books, food and help keep the site neat and tidy; and then of course help with general clean-up after the event. Over a hundred volunteers are needed on the day of the event. If you want to volunteer, register online at www.unitedway-wyco.org and click on Back to School Fair.
If you would like to make a financial contribution, go to www.unitedway-wyco-org, click “Give” and check the Back to School Fair box. Or mail payment to United Way of Wyandotte County, 434 Minnesota, Kansas City, KS 66117; be sure.to note Back to School Fair donation.
You can also contact Cathi at the Volunteer Center of the United Way of Wyandotte County, 913-371-3674 or at Chahner@unitedway-wyco.org. This is a wonderful opportunity for groups looking for a service project.
For more information on how you can give, advocate and volunteer, contact Cathi Hahner, director of volunteer services, at 913-371-3674 or at email@example.com. You can find volunteer opportunities by checking out the website, www.unitedway-wyco.org and click on Volunteer.