The annual Rock’n Ready School Supply registration is now open. Rock’n Ready is a collaboration of organizations whose goal is to ensure an increased number of children from low income families throughout Jackson County will have basic school supplies. The goal is to make sure 100% of our students in Jackson County schools arrive prepared on the first day of school.
“The youth of this county represent our future,” shared Missy Woods, Rock’n Ready Chair & Human Services Inc. County Service Director. “The school supply program ensures our youth are prepared to start school ready to learn, and sends a wonderful message of the importance of community involvement.”
Families from Jackson County can register for free basic school supplies by calling United Way 2-1-1 to register by July 15.
“People have slowly began to call in order to register their children for the school supplies” stated Alicia McCreary, United Way 2-1-1 Director. “We would like more families to call now to avoid the rush as the July 15 deadline approaches. Waiting until the deadline draws closer, backs up incoming calls and makes the caller have a longer waiting period.”
Parents or guardians must register the children by calling 2-1-1 or 812-376-6666 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After children are registered, the household will receive a post card with information about their time for pick up at the July 30 event. The supplies distributed will include backpacks and limited basic school supplies for the 2016-2017 school year.