School Supply Collection Drive - New Town Dental Arts is collecting school supplies to benefit local children in need at Child Development Resources
. They are collecting items through August 31. To see what items are needed, click here.
The Kids in Need Foundation
provides grants towards the purchase of supplies for students to participate in special classroom learning experiences. Kids in Need Teacher Grants help pre-K-12 educators develop innovative learning opportunities for their students. The purpose of the grants is to provide support for classroom teachers who have meritorious ideas but lack the budget to bring them to life. Funded projects should make creative use of common teaching aids, approach the curriculum from an imaginative angle, or tie nontraditional concepts together for the purpose of illustrating commonalities. This year the Foundation will provide grants ranging from $100 to $500 through eight unique grant programs. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2016. To learn more, click here.
And be sure to visit NetworkPeninsula for even more grants and awards available for individuals in the community, including students, teachers, and volunteers. To learn more, click here.
The Bon Secours Care-A-Van is a free medical service that provides general medical care to uninsured adults and children in Hampton Roads. Services include routine evaluation and treatment of common acute illnesses including: Gastritis and heart burn; Minor skin rashes; Minor musculoskeletal pains; Respiratory infections; Urinary tract and bladder infections; Headaches, earaches, and pink eye; Chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. The Care-A-Van also offers sports physicals, children's health insurance enrollment, and health education services. For schedule and to learn more, click here.
Free Drive Through Flu Shots - October 1 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am. Mary Immaculate Hospital Parking Lot by the Emergency Room.
Community Health Needs Assessment -
Bon Secours Health System recently completed a community health needs assessment, designed to examine qualitative input provided by community members coupled with quantitative data on health conditions in the area. Together the information forms a snapshot of important areas of health concern. Karen Dutro,
NetworkPeninsula's Executive Director, served on the Community Advisory Board for
Mary Immaculate Hospital's assessment. To access the final report,
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