good start back to school

Good Start Back To School Giveaway

Where do I begin? The 2017 Good Start Back to School Giveaway was the best yet. We served 934 children and their parents with backpacks, school supplies, health education and so much more. As I watched families walk through each of the health education booths, gathering information from our community partners I felt an enormous sense of accomplishment. The purpose of this event has never been to just provide much needed backpacks and school supplies, but on providing health education and resources. The Lions club screened a record number of children for vision, HSNT screened children for diabetes markers, BMI and provided free sports physical coupons. More than 100 children received free haircuts that morning from NCTC’s School of Cosmetology.

Volunteer support for this event was tremendous, I could not be more proud of our community and organizations like 26:12 that had 18 volunteers show up to sort and stuff backpacks. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and volunteers that have a heart for serving came out that day.

Thank you to the Denton Record Chronicle for their write up of the event. http://www.dentonrc.com/news/news/2017/08/05/back-school-event-tackles-great-need

Be sure to check out the photos:

 

And most of all, thank you to all that came out and participated.  It was our pleasure to serve you and your family and to work alongside so many wonderful volunteers and community partners.  Next year will be even better!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 4th from 9:00 to noon.  We are already working on ways to make the line move more efficiently while still providing quality content!

Until next year from all of us here at HSNT, we hope that your family is having a wonderful and healthy school year.  Please know that we are here for you year round- just a phone call away.