Coming off its Stuff the Bus event, The Salvation Army of Wake County through its program Project CATCH – Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless – will host its first Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Center of Hope, 1863 Capital Blvd., Raleigh.
The event is free and open to the public and is an opportunity for those in the community to meet community agencies focused on the care and support of children, families, and individuals who are in transition. Agencies and programs present have focus on early care, education, housing resources, fatherhood, positive parenting, financial literacy, mental health, and health and well-being. The event will also feature a keynote speaker on school readiness.
The family-friendly atmosphere will include games and activities, free food, a raffle and a book bag and school supplies giveaway.
“Supporting one's child or children academically looks different with unsettled housing," said Shakeda Muldrow, Project CATCH coordinator. " It is our hope the Back to School Bash not only serves as a fun family outing, but parents and children leave with information and support from local community resources. CATCH and its community partners are excited to host such an event as this and we look forward to continuing our work in support of families and children in transition."
This event is made possible through NC Early Childhood Initiative in collaboration w/ Project CATCH.