To make sure every student in North Rockland is off to a successful start, the Rotary Club of North Rockland is assisting and donating time and money for the 2nd Annual Back-to-School Back-Pack Family Event sponsored by  Haverstraw Holiday Meal Committee & Temple Beth Sholom.  The Rotary is proud to contribute to the back-pack program for students who are in need of supplies.

A high percentage of students in the North Rockland School District are low income. It is often impossible for their parents to buy them the school supplies they should have to start the new school year.  The economic downturn has had a tremendous impact on families and in particular to the children. 

This event is an amazing community event in which the Rotary is extremely proud to be an active participant this year.

I know there are great shoppers in our club. This is the time when the stores like Shop-rite, CVS,  Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Staples, etc. start putting on some incredible back-to-school sales including real deals on school supplies.  (a school supply list will be e-mailed to our members)

Spending only a dollar or two you can come away with a whole bag full of school supplies. So you can use those amazing shopping skills to benefit our students and our community if you start now. 

Children of low income families have many obstacles in their path to success, let us make sure that a lack of school supplies isn’t one of them. The event will take place at:  EMELINE PARK, Sunday, August 19, 2012, 2:00pm - 5:00pm.  There will be live music, children's arts & crafts, lunch & much more.

Thanking you in advance for  your generosity.