Westside Elementary School

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YMCA Bright Beginnings Back-to-School Shopping

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

BECAUSE . . .

HAVING THE RIGHT STUFF TO START SCHOOL MEANS MORE SUCCESS WITH LEARNING.

Here at the Y, we know kids! In fact, we stand for youth development. All of our youth programs have the goal in mind of supporting parents’ needs to raise strong, healthy, well-rounded children.

YMCA Bright Beginnings is a community outreach program that provides children in need with the new clothes and school supplies needed to start the school year with confidence and excitement. Now they can concentrate on learning and making friends and look forward to each school day.

The Y organizes planned shopping days and volunteers to shop one-on-one with a child. After a fun bus ride – in typical Y-fashion, singing and cheering are a must – the kids meet their volunteer shopper, eat a healthy breakfast, and then head out to find shirts, pants, shoes, socks, underwear and coat. And at the end of the day, the kids receive a backpack filled with school supplies. Volunteers for this program often come back year after year because they see first-hand the difference they are making.

Shopping dates: August 9 and August 16