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Kewaunee County Public Health, Altrusa help kids prepare for back to school

There is over a month before you start seeing school buses bringing kids to school again, but there are ways you can help them for their first day right now. The Kewaunee County Public Health Department and the Altrusa Club of Door County are just two of the groups making sure kids are outfitted for the first day of classes. In Kewaunee County, the public health department has hosted their Back to School event for the last 15 years. The event itself will be on August 10th at Lakehaven Hall in Kewaunee, where over 300 kids are expected not just to get school supplies but other essentials like socks, underwear, shoes, and more. Kewaunee County Public Health Director Cindy Kinnard says there is much to do before the doors open to families that day.

The Altrusa Club of Door County has been holding its own Back to School Fair for the last 24 years, with this year’s edition taking place at Sturgeon Bay Schools on August 6th. Co-chairs Maureen Fear and Pat Ploor say that over 630 students have registered for this year’s event, and it keeps growing yearly. In support of their efforts, the Altrusa Club received a $4,000 sustainability grant from the Door County Community Foundation and a $2,500 grant from the Women’s Fund of Door County earlier this year.


You can learn more about how you can support each of the events or how to sign up below.

Click this link to register your child for the event

Donations are being collected at the Kewaunee County Administration Center, area churches, and local businesses


Charitable donations can be sent to Altrusa of Door County, P.O. Box 523, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235


Picture courtesy of Kewaunee County

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