Back to School is COOL- Lake County is a Non-Profit Charity providing clothing, uniforms, backpacks, school supplies, shoes, underwear, socks, toiletries and outerwear throughout the school year to Lake County children. All items are provided free of charge to any child at school level requiring assistance. We are a Lake County Schools Community Partner and work directly with the Guidance Counselors and School Liaisons.
These children come from all walks of life, for example, this year we have provided items for Lake County employees’ children whom are out of work for the summer, children removed via DCF on an emergent basis without any belongings, students showing up at school level with panicking parents that lost their jobs and have no income or in one case a child who gets off the bus and stops at the office because her feet hurt before continuing on to class. When told by the office staff that her parents need to buy her shoes, her reply was “My parents do not have money for shoes.” This child prompted a shoe drive that I have named ‘A Foot in the Right Direction.’
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A collaboration of Community & Local Business!
In these economic times it is imperative to help our neighbors. My business partners and I, we are doing just that. Has it grown their business? They will tell you YES! Several thousand Facebook blogs later, we have over 1,000 followers and growing ongoing support throughout Lake County.