The United Way of Northwest Louisiana will hold its second annual Back to School Bash this Monday in Red River Parish.
They’ll distribute more than 1,000 backpacks with school supplies to students and their families.
There will also be community resource vendors plus food and games for families.
WHEN: Monday, July 30, 2018 from 5:30 – 8pm
WHERE: Red River Parish Schools, 915 E. Carroll St., Coushatta, LA
The United Way ALICE study of financial hardship says 54 percent of children living in Red River Parish are unprepared for kindergarten and 48 percent of third graders are scoring below grade level – both decreased numbers from the previous year.
United Way NWLA will also celebrate the first full year since the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Red River Parish. Since the programs introductory year, more than 100 children have had access to brand new, age-appropriate books at no cost to them. Through the program, a child receives a new book every month until their fifth birthday in preparation for kindergarten.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is sponsored by BHP in Red River Parish.