Shanna Martin, Executive Director of Hopkins County Community Action Network, encourages families to sign up if they want to receive back-to-school help for their students.
If you are a low to moderate income family with children enrolled in a Hopkins County or Yantis school system, go ahead to the website canhelponline.org and fill out the forms to qualify to receive the backpack/school supply package per student. Shanna estimates over 1,000 youngsters will be served this year, thanks to the help of generous sponsors and donors. If you want to donate $ to the program, or if you want to reserve a vendor booth at the BTS Fair, forms are also available at canhelponline.org. Everyone is invited to the Back to School Fair on Friday July 30 from 3-6pm at the Hopkins County Civic Center. All the services including activities, food, immunizations and vaccines, physicals, haircuts, dental, vision and health screenings, snacks and school supply distribution is free of charge.