Tuesday, August 19, 2008

NAACP Urges Kids to Stay in School

From Ruth Wahtera:

How much does it cost to purchase a new backpack, notebooks, pens and pencils, and a ruler? The money adds up these days -- gas prices aren't the only ones escalating. Kids need to return to school with their supplies in-hand, ready to learn.

Cynthia Graham, President of the Kingston NAACP, asked me to help get the word out that on August 27th they will be providing school supplies for Kingston kids. The event in the Rondout Gardens basketball court will also offer snacks and kid-friendly activities focused on the importance of staying in school.

If you know families that could use some help with school supplies or students who need some encouragement about staying in school, pass the word along.

The NAACP is collaborating with the Hudson Health Plan on this event.

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