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Helping the Community Go Back To School

August 22, 2011

On Saturday, August 20th, the City of North Las Vegas held their 13th Annual Community Back to School Health and Education Fair at the College of Southern Nevada-Cheyenne Campus. Thousands of participants starting arriving as early as 5:30 a.m. to register their school aged children for this amazing event. Once making their way through the line and receiving wristbands to pick up their new backpacks; which were donated from Wal Mart; they joined the crowds inside various CSN buildings. Numerous vendors such as Sam’s Club were on hand to give kids free haircuts, dental exams, eye exams, immunization shots, physicals and other services necessary to enroll in school! Not only were parents able to get these services at no cost, but vendors such as Lowe’s were on hand to do craft projects which the kids could enjoy on site or take home and build with their family at a later time. In addition to the necessities, a variety of businesses were on hand to make families aware of what great activities that Clark County has to offer. Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead Recreation Area and camps for children dealing with hardships were just a few of those distributing information. Finally, parents also had the opportunity to gather information to help their child grow at each stage of their life. From specific instructions on how to help their child succeed at each grade level, to problems they may encounter such as drugs and alcohol. Overall this day was an overwhelming success. Parents and kids were wearing huge smiles, drinking loads of water to stay cool, gathering tons of information and accomplishing everything necessary to enjoy that first day of school!

~Hilary

If you’d like to volunteer for other Back to School events or find other volunteer opportunities, visit the HandsOn Nevada Website at www.VolunteerCenterSN.org to find the right opportunity for you today!

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