TrueNorth Helps Nearly 1,000 Kids Get Ready for School

Nearly 1,000 under privileged Newaygo County students will be equipped with what they need to head back to school.

TrueNorth Community Services held an expo Tuesday to provide students from kindergarten to 12th grade with backpacks and supplies.

Kids also had the chance to get a haircut, vision test and dental exams, all for free.

They even made time for some fun with a rock wall, bounce house and some face paintings.

TrueNorth will continue to make sure every kid has what they need before heading back to school by giving out essentials until they’re gone.

“It is very important because if you send a child to school and they don’t have the supplies that they need to be successful, they are at a disadvantage compared to their peers. Every child that starts the school year starts on a level playing field and has the tools they need to be successful,” said Mike Voyt, the volunteer and special projects coordinator for TrueNorth Community Services.

All the backpacks and supplies were donated right from the community.