United Way Back-To-School Guide

United Way Back-To-School Guide

August 3, 2015

For most, back-to-school means shopping for supplies, purchasing new clothes and savoring the last few nights of summer. Here are some other important things to remember:

1. Get your children vaccinated at a Back-to-School Fair

Getting vaccinations should be on the to-do list. At United Way we know having your child immunized is crucial not only to their overall health but to ensuring they are successful in school.

United Way and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are partnering with City of Milwaukee Health Department in support of the 15th Annual Back-to-School Health Fairs in August.

The 2015 fairs will be held Friday, August 7 and Friday, August 14 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. View flyer for details

2. Save some $ on school costs

Clothes, supplies or hidden registration fees, the cost of sending a child back to school can add up quickly and cause stress on you and your wallet.  

Check out our top 3 tips for saving on back-to-school costs from our agency program partner La Casa de Esperanza.

3. Lend a hand - books and backpacks needed

There are several ways you can help students succeed in our community:

  • It’s not too late to support United Way’s Summer Reading Partnership and help ensure new books get to those who need them.
  • Host a drive for the Backpack Coalition of Waukesha County. Donate much needed school supplies or give an individual donation. Last year, the Backpack Coalition was able to give out 2,000 backpacks to kids in Waukesha County.
  • Participate in United Way’s Emerging Readers Program. Volunteer to be matched with a local child or family at one of our United Way partner agencies and supply them with a book donation four times throughout the school year.

4. Volunteer with Milwaukee Succeeds

Support Milwaukee Succeeds to help ensure a strong education pipeline for all children in our community.

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