Billboards, Billboards Everywhere!!

26 Jul

Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed more than ever Family Health Center billboards all over the surrounding Kalamazoo area.   It might be a combination of several things as to why . . .

First, with the expansion happening soon we have to get word out on the new things that are happening. Second, I think I’m personally noticing more because I’m employed through FHC. Third, FHC is throwing a Back to School Bash at the end of August.

I think it’s an amazing event for FHC to connect with their patients!   One of the requirements for attending the event is that all kids must be up-to-date with immunizations and get their well-child exam.  It’s a free event so it motivates parents to get their shots up-to-date and a fun event for kids to attend before school starts (bouncies, concessions, games, face painting, live entertainment!)  There are also free dental screenings to help kids & parents learn the importance of taking care of their teeth.   It’s a win-win for all!

I’m very curious to see what the turnout will be like this year.  Last year, about 1,200 kids attended.  I love how the children who attend will also receive a FREE backpack and school supplies. 

FHC needs the community to help by collecting notebooks, pencils, rulers, glue, crayons, markers &colored pencils!  Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Bush Street service door of the Paterson location.  Please help if you can!

Many of  the families in the community who attend Back to School Bash can not  afford these kind of “luxuries” for their kids to start school with.  And most of the kids certainly don’t have the luxury of going out-of-town for a summer vacation trip.    This small gift to them will help these kids start school a little more confident, prepared and happy —  Absolutely an amazing event and I’m glad to be a part of it!

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