Guests can donate school supplies for Yolo County students
WOODLAND (July 2022) – Local residents are invited to the Yolo County Family Festival at Freeman Elementary School, 126 N. West Street in Woodland, on July 16 from 9am-noon. The free event is hosted by United Way California Capital Region with support from Yolo County Children’s Alliance, First 5 Yolo, CHOC, YMCA of Superior California, Empower Yolo and Dairy Council of California. Guests will enjoy arts and crafts, outdoor activities, games, resource fair, and celebration of United Way’s KinderCamp graduates – incoming kindergarteners in Woodland who have not experienced preschool.
The event also will include a school supply and book drive. Supplies needed include books, crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, bottled glue, washable markers, scissors, notebooks, pencils, rulers, folders, binders, lined paper, highlighters and calculators. All items should be new and brought to the event. United Way will distribute them to Yolo County students. Monetary donations can be made at YourLocalUnitedWay.org/Donate.
“We are excited for the whole Yolo County community to gather for a fun summer day together as we play, celebrate Woodland’s incoming kindergarteners and meet some of the local organizations helping Yolo families,” said Dr. Dawnté Early, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “This also is a great opportunity to help families by donating new school supplies and books to help offset costs as kids head back to school. This is a very tangible part of our Square One approach to end poverty for local families starting in school.”
United Way California Capital Region has been working to fight poverty for nearly 100 years by creating stronger, healthier, more compassionate communities, now serving Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. The local United Way has found one place in each community to reach the most families in need: School is square one for ending family poverty. United Way uses its Square One approach to end poverty for local families by helping children excel in school, investing in families, and strengthening schools with resources to address increased poverty and deep roots of racial inequality. www.YourLocalUnitedWay.org