Back to School a Joyous Success

Posted on September 10, 2008

Bacpacks head to Capac      His smile tells the story      The mountain of backpacks did not last long in Port Huron      The AAUW Sock Ladies      Trish Gillhooley enjoys helping families in Port Huron

Thanks to over 200 Donors, 350 Volunteers and Community Partners, Back to School events in Port Huron, Algonac, East China and Capac were a joyous success.  The events, organized by the Women’s Initiative, impacted thousands of lives throughout the county and made the first day of school less stressful for low income children and families.  The program touched lives in many ways including:

3,300 backpacks filled with school supplies given away
70,000 pounds of bulk food coordinated by Mid-City Nutrition
2,830 pairs of socks given out by the American Assoc. of University Women
3,360 kids received clothing vouchers from the Salvation Army
187 car booster seats were given out by Community Mental Health
2,000 free hot dogs and hamburgers cooked and served by Celebrity Chefs at the Port Huron event

Elementary students in Algonac      Thank you CHASE Bank      Middle School Stuffing volunteers      The reward is in their smiles!      Red is the choice for this Middle School student

To view all photos from the Backpack Event, click on any photo above or visit our Flickr Photo Gallery.

Thank You to all of our Donors, Partners, and Volunteers!

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