Although school is out for the summer, a church-backed program is getting a jump start on helping area students receive free supplies and services to help prepare them for their return in August.
Seymour United Methodist Church, which is located at the corner of Simmons Rd. and Chapman Hwy., is now registering students for a free “Back-to-School-Blow-Out” support program.
“This is the second year we are doing this,” said Michelle Hurton, Director of Congregational Care and Out Reach programs. “Last year went great. We were able to serve 75 students. This year we will be able to take in 100 for the program.”
Students registered for the program will receive free backpacks, haircuts, blood pressure screenings, school supplies, gently used clothing, and new socks and underwear.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.