Need help gathering necessary school supplies for the upcoming school year? The employees of Harrah’s Metropolis, along with other local businesses and organizations are teaming up once again to distribute school supplies gathered through fundraising and donations.
Individuals may stop by the Metropolis Community Center on Thursday, July 28 beginning at 5 p.m. to pick up items, while supplies last. Due to demand, adults without children present are allowed up to 3 students’ supplies. Once through, they may return to the back of the line for the chance to acquire more.
Dental Safari Company, a mobile dentistry company specializing in children of all ages 0-18, will be on site offering Dental Exams, Cleanings, Fluoride treatments and sealants as needed. Any child is eligible and it is at no cost to the family. Dental Safari accepts Illinois medical card and all private insurance. Find them online at dentalsafaricompany.com or on Facebook.
Southern Seven Health Department will also be on hand offering vaccinations for individuals with medical cards and those who are private pay. There will be a vast array of information on hand as well as information on which car seat is appropriate for your child.
Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC), along with the Elk’s Drug Awareness Program, will have rulers, pencils, erasers, and coloring books and will be handing out drug awareness buttons among other supplies.
Along with the supplies and services being offered this year, local hair stylist are generously donating one free haircut and other specials for each kid as well. They will be given a coupon that may be redeemed only once at one of the participating businesses.
“Beginning a new school year can be very stressful for both kids and parents. Our goal for this event is to make sure we help alleviate the stress and make their school year enjoyable,” says Chad Lewis, Advertising and Public Relations Supervisor for Harrah’s Metropolis. “Among the many offerings we have planned this year, I’m particularly excited to see some of the local hair stylists who jumped on board by offering their talents and services. A simple haircut alone can boost self-esteem and increase confidence when starting a new school year.”
This year’s event is sponsored by Harrah’s Metropolis, Reed Electric, Silver Collections, Liberty Utilities, The Metropolis Planet, Dental Safari Company, MCDAC, Southern Seven Health Department, Kelly’s Mane Image, Sheila’s Strong Styles, Salon Envy, MidCountry Bank, State Farm Insurance, Metropolis Rotary, LaFarge, Fat Edd’s, 718 Brew Café, Ribbons and Beaus, Shawnee Annual School Supply Giveaway to be held at Metropolis Community Center Community College, Aikins-Farmer & Milller Funeral Home, the City of Metropolis and West End Plaza.