Location: Madisonville Primary School
CSH and FRC host this event each year to assist families with back to school items and put them in contact with resources in our county.
First 500 students present will receive backpack, school supplies, and a shirt.
Student must be present and attend either Monroe County or Sweetwater City School Systems.
If your business or organization would like to participate in the event by donating items or setting up a booth please contact Sherri Raper, FRC Director at 423-442-7971.
Technology Access Program (TAP)
Tellico Village Computer Users Club has partnered with the Family Resource Center to provide computers, printers, and paper to students that do not have a computer in their home.
If you would like more information about receiving a computer contact Sherri Raper, FRC Director at 423-442-7971 or email [email protected].
Looking Sharp Clothes Closet
Looking Sharp Clothes Closet was established in memory of our friend and co-worker, Gary Sharp. He was Monroe County's Technology Director and cared very much about our staff and students. The first year we received clothes donations for the High Fives and School Supplies event where students picked out clothes for the new school year. Now that we have a building with enough space, we are able to keep the Clothes Closet open all year for families and students. We receive donations of gently used clothing and shoes, in all sizes. The community has been generous in keeping it well stocked.
Second Harvest Food for Kids Program
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee provides this resource for our students. They deliver to the FRC office where the food is sorted and packed, then distributed to the schools. The school staff is in charge of determining the students that will receive the food bags. Parent permission is received. Weekend food bags are placed in the child's backpack each Friday of the school year. There is a limit to the number of students we are able to serve through this program.
Food for Kids is designed to provide food for children who are chronically hungry. The program is aimed toward the most vulnerable children, those who may be missing meals on a regular basis. To be sure we reach this target population, it is essential for participating children to only be referred by teachers and other school staff who have been made aware of the program's focus.
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