TrueNorth’s Tools for School Application Deadline Extended to August 2
The deadline has been extended to Thursday, August 2, to apply for TrueNorth Community Services’ 2018 Tools for School student success program.
The effort helps Newaygo County students from low-income families enter the 2018-2019 school year on a level playing field.
Students who qualify receive a new backpack with essential school supplies, and can get haircuts and vision and dental exams at the 15th annual Tools for School Expo. The Expo is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, at the TrueNorth Service Center, 6308 South Warner Avenue in Fremont.
Applications were sent home with students in May, and remain available TrueNorth, public libraries in Newaygo County or online at http://bit.ly/ToolsForSchool2018Application. Applications are accepted through August 2 at TrueNorth.
For kindergarten through 12th grade students living in or attending school in Newaygo County, Tools for School expects to serve more than 1,000 students this year.
To donate school supplies, drop off items at TrueNorth by Friday, August 3. Backpacks, pencils, glue sticks, bottles of glue, large erasers, pencil top erasers, wide markers (10- to 12-packs), pocket folders, spiral notebooks, crayons (24-packs), safety scissors, large and small pencil boxes or pouches, three-ring binders, loose leaf paper for binders, black ink pens and highlighters are the supplies needed.
To make a monetary contribution to purchase last minute age- and need-specific items, donate online at www.truenorthservices.org/Donate-Now/Donate or in person at TrueNorth.
Volunteers are also still needed for the Expo on August 7. To volunteer with or for more details, contact Mike Voyt at (231) 924-0641, ext. 119 or