School supplies distribution for El Valle students
The El Valle Community Center and Villanueva Library will conduct a drive-through pick-up distribution of backpacks and school supplies for El Valle students this Saturday, August 1, from 10-3 p.m. Each backpack contains a full complement of supplies for the school year, as well as books and small prizes. Generous donations from local partners and entities this year have allowed the Center to continue to provide this service to students in the area, despite the challenges of the economic moment. This effort conveys a strong message of community support for the education of our children that is especially important to communicate as the school year ahead may again feel uncertain and unstable for many young learners.
The Center is grateful to the many partners and donors whose contributions have made this effort possible. Our special thanks to Dead Horse Ranch, 100% Community and its partners, Las Vegas Kiwanis, Walmart, the Villanueva Library, the Las Vegas Literacy Council, the Las Vegas New Mexico Community Foundation, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and our anonymous donor, without whom this event could not have occurred.
Time to complete the census
There is still time to complete the 2020 Census! With cuts to local budgets and economic repercussions across the country, numbers reported to the Census will be more important than ever in the coming years. Census counts will determine funding for supplemental food programs, early childhood education, school services, and rural health clinics for the NEXT 10 YEARS! Please complete the Census and encourage those around you to do the same.
The El Valle Community Center will have Census workers available at an outside table to assist with form completion and answer questions this Saturday, August 1st, between 10 and 3. If you have any questions or would like to know more about how the information that is collected by the Census is used, please visit us this Saturday and speak to a Census worker.
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