The Salvation Army of Bowling Green and United Way in Wood County are partnered again this year to provide backpacks filled with schools supplies to families with children in need. The local non-profits are sponsoring the Wood County Back to School Fair from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 9, at the Woodland Mall, 1234 North Main St. in Bowling Green.
Sign up will be held on the day of the event. Interested families will need to bring their picture ID, and birth certificates, immunization records, or school paperwork for their children, in order to sign up and receive backpacks.
As part of the back to school event, local organizations will also provide information about their services and opportunities available to local students and their families. This information will include out of school programming, health care options, rent and utility assistance, early intervention services and more.
Activities for kids and snacks will also be provided. This event is free and open to the public.
Participating agencies include YWCA Girl Scouts, Job and Family Services, Wood Co. Child Support Enforcement Agency, The Cocoon, Women, Infants and Children, with many more to come.
If you would like to be a vendor or are an individual interested in volunteering, seeking more information, or wishing to make a donation, please contact United Way in Wood County at 419-352-2390 or the Bowling Green Salvation Army at 419-352-5918.