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Back to School Back Packs

Back to School BackPacks
by Middagh Goodwin
Here are a few options to help with “Back to School” supplies. Over the years the cost of supplies has risen to almost a months rent. Schools are providing less each year and Teachers just can not keep up with their student’s needs. Here are a few great resources to help those in need start off the new school year ready. Please let us know if we are missing any and we will share them online.
 
August 3rd 6 pm, Modesto Parks & Recreation Department and Modesto City Schools Student, Parent and Community Support Services are once again teaming up with the “Welcome Back to School Backpack Giveaway.” Taking place at Marshall Park, the event features an evening with health, safety, and community resources information from area agencies and organizations. It will also feature entertainment, guest speakers and children’s activities. A backpack giveaway will be featured. Parents must be present with children.
 
For those who are in the giving mood, August 11th 10 am-3 pm Center for Human Services is hosting a BackPack Drive happening in the Walmart parking lot 2225 Plaza Parkway in Modesto. So please drop off a backpack or two for those in need.
 
Stanislaus County Office of Education, Student Support Services division works with Stanislaus County school districts’ McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Liaison to provide backpacks to students in need.  If your child, or a child you know, is in need of a backpack please contact the local school district liaison your school site for more assistance.  bchandler@ceres.k12.ca.us zamora.h@monet.k12.ca.us ebeltran@stancoe.org

In Turlock, there will be a Backpack supply Drive Thru in 10 East Parking Lot. Accepting drop-offs of paper, binders, pencils, notebooks, folders and other supplies to fill 1,000 backpacks on August 3rd 7 am to 7 pm. Supplies will be given to the City of Turlock, United Samaritans and the Westside Ministries to be distributed. If you would like to be added to the list to potentially receive a backpack and supplies email Molly Amant admin@turlcokdowntown.com.

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Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art and Comedy for years in the Central Valley. He ran the award winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. Middagh is beginning 2016 with a new position at the Gallo Center for the Arts and celebrating Beat Happy! Music's 30th Anniversary. Read the MAMAView every month and a the Needle Drop 52 Records 52 Weeks.