The Back-to-School Healthy Campaign, hosted by Seward Community Health Center (SCHC), is a collaborative effort of community organizations, businesses, and practitioners coming together to ensure a brighter, safer, healthier future for our children. Now in its third year, this successful campaign has provided backpacks and school supplies to over 400 children at the Seward Elementary and Middle Schools. This year, Seward Volunteer Fire Department was also there to join in the fun and educate children and parents about fire safety.
A colorful variety of backpacks, folders, pencil pouches and water bottles were distributed to students on September 1, 2016 with help from Seward Community Health Center and Seward Volunteer Fire Department. The backpacks and folders were filled with informational materials contributed by each participating organization, along with school supplies that each organization, business, or practitioner donated. This gave the children’s parents helpful information and other resources they might need to provide their children with a safer and healthier lifestyle.
The balance of funds donated are now being used to provide health and wellness reference books, as part of an initial and growing collection at the elementary school library.
A huge thank you goes out to all the organizations, businesses, and practitioners who made this possible:
- Holland America (major donor)
- Bear Creek Fire Department
- Chugachmiut-North Star Native Clinic
- Providence Seward Medical and Care Center
- Seward Fire Department
- SeaView Community Services
- Fifth Avenue Fitness
- Seward Family Dentistry
- Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers
- Seward Rotary Club
- Wellness for All
- Wells Fargo
- Seward Prevention Coalition
Without the participation of these community members this project would not have happened. Thank you so much!
Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) is a private non-profit dedicated to identifying and serving the healthcare needs of our community by providing quality, affordable services and promoting wellness, prevention and partnerships. For more information about the SCHC, call 907-224-CARE (2273).