The fifth annual CANHelp August event saw a huge turnout as youngsters from across the county received school supplies and had fun while preparing to head back to school.
A Hopkins institution since 2017, CANHelp’s annual back-to-school helped kids of all ages with school readiness for the 2021-2022 year by providing educational materials, eye exams, hair cuts, and various health services.
Children who attended also enjoyed games, prizes, and even a bounce castle and refreshments.
According to CANHelp, 60 to 70% of Hopkins families qualify as low income, and CANHelp seeks to relieve the financial burden of starting school for these families.
“The number of families that register to receive school supplies has increased significantly every year,” a press release from CANHelp noted. “Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued hardships many families still face, we anticipate an even greater need for back-to-school assistance.”
In the previous year, CANHelp has collected $85,000 for goods and services to help those in need in Hopkins County.
For more information, visit canhelponline.org or call 903-885-9797
By Taylor Nye