LOVE OUR SCHOOLS WEEK
THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST
FEATURING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT & WITHOUT PERMISSION
ABOUT LOVE OUR SCHOOLS WEEK
Schools are one of the cornerstones of community. We believe every child should have someone to help them unlock their potential, but for an entire school, it will take a village.
Many children face a tidal wave of obstacles and are disconnected from those with the power to help. Systemic inequities, poverty, hunger, illiteracy and fragmented families isolate children, cutting them off from their vibrant futures. To overcome these obstacles and become the village our schools need, we must come together as a community.
Love Our Schools Week provides opportunities and events that bring different groups together to create community around our schools, and address some of the obstacles that stand in the way of our kids' success.
National Night Out is one of the anchors for Love Our Schools Week. All across the nation, police dedicate an evening to creating partnerships within the community, and enriching the lives of children. Here in Waterford, our Sheriff officers have a particular love and care for our schools and the youth of our community. Love Waterford is joining with the Sheriff's Office to use National Night Out to get kids 'Back to School Ready'. There will be a variety of swag and freebies from various community organizations, free haircuts, free family photos, gift cards for shoes, and other prizes to help address needs we have seen in our low-income families around Waterford. Additionally, the evening will be jam packed with free, family fun, through various games, crafts, activities, live music, and free food. It will definitely be a night to remember.
SHOES FOR SCHOOL
One of the greatest needs we hear of from our school district is the need for new shoes for kids. Before Love Our Schools Week, we campaign for funds to provide for new shoes. Gift cards are given out during National Night Out, and other students are provided with shoes/gift cards as the schools bring cases to our attention.
A huge thank you to every business, volunteer, sponsor, and partner who made Love Our Schools week 2021 such a sucess!
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