McDonough County United Way currently runs a Weekend Summer Lunch And Learning Program for kids who would typically receive free or reduced lunch during the school year. To enroll children in their household in the program, parents and guardians simply contact our office near the end of the school year. Each Friday of the summer, kids receive two healthy sack lunches for Saturday and Sunday.
But, did you know many of these same children don’t have a single book in their homes to call their own? That can leave these students less prepared for school, especially over key summer months when learning loss is at its highest.
McDonough County United Way wants to help change that, and you can, too! We’re collecting financial donations to purchase new books for low-income students enrolled in our Weekend Summer Lunch and Learning Program in Summer 2018.
Donating is easy— donate online with the link below, download the donation form to mail in, or contact the McDonough County United Way office.