The 2018-2019 school year is approaching, and registration forms as well as donations are being accepted for Kewaunee County’s Back to School Program.
The program aims to provide some of the required school supplies for families who are on WIC, Food Share or Badger Care, as well as those who are enrolled in the free or reduced breakfast or lunch programs or have found themselves in an emergency situation.
The Back to School Program distribution date is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Lakehaven Hall, 96 Ellis St., Kewaunee. Registration forms were sent home with public school children at the end of the school year, but anyone in need of a form, including students attending parochial schools or those who are home schooled, may pick one up at the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, Algoma Public Library or Fox Communities Credit Union in Luxemburg.
In order to guarantee the earliest available pickup time the day of the event, registration is due by Monday, Aug. 6. Forms received after that date will still be accepted, but those registrants will be assigned a later pick-up time. Families who turn in their forms ahead of the event will be sent a postcard notifying them of their assigned time.
Back to School Program walk-ins may come to Lakehaven Hall from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 15. No phone registrations are being accepted.
Businesses and community members who would like to help with school supplies or monetary donations should do so by Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Make checks out to: Kewaunee County Public Health Department Attn: Deanne Schultz, 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee, WI 54216. Indicate that the donation is for the Back to School Program in the memo.
School supplies needed:
1” 3-Ring Binders
Wide and College Ruled Spiral Notebooks
Dry Erase Markers
There are donation boxes at many of the area churches, as well as Shopko Hometown, Nicolet National Bank Luxemburg and Fox Communities Credit Union Luxemburg.
Supplies may also be dropped off at the Kewaunee County Public Health Department at 810 Lincoln St., Kewaunee.
“We would like to thank the community and area businesses for their continued support of the Back to School Program and the program would not be possible without their generous support,” says Cindy Kinnard, RN, director of Kewaunee County Public Health Department. “We would also like to thank the Board of the Lakehaven Hall for their gracious donation of the space to hold our program again this year.”