Beginning June 14, the UCPS Mobile Book Bus will make dozens of stops at centralized locations throughout the county. With the help of UCPS volunteers and media coordinators, elementary-aged children will have the opportunity to board the retrofitted bus and pick out an age-appropriate book at no cost to their families – a move that will ultimately help to improve their literacy skills and ensure all students have access to books throughout the summer.
The UCPS Mobile Book Bus will run from June 14 until August 14. Please see the link above to find out when the book bus rolls into your area. Dates are placed on the calendar two weeks out.
Collection Boxes similar to those shown below are placed around the community:
Business locations at which the collection boxes are located:
Yadkin Bank-Indian Trail 13860 E.Independence Blvd Indian Trail
Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 6525 Old Monroe Rd. Indian Trail
Heritage Funeral Home, 4431 Old Monroe Road Indian Trail, NC
Union West Library Indian Trail-Unionville Rd. Indian Trail,NC
Indian Trail Walmart Optical Younts Road , Indian Trail, NC
First Citizens Bank Indian Trail-Fairview Rd, Indian Trail, NC
Premier Eye Care, US Highway 74W, Indian Trail,NC
Saint Luke R.C. Church, Lawyers Rd Mint Hill
Indian Trail Presbyterian Church, Indian Trail
Also, volunteers to pick up produce at Providence Produce(Indian Trail) on Tues. and Friday mornings at 10 am.
If you can help email Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Union County Public Schools: Avoid the Summer Slide! Did you know that children who read 4 or more books over the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read 1 or zero books over the summer? Dreambox and MyON access are available to students throughout the summer and don’t forget to visit the Union County Public Library, NC branches.
Turning Point is offering the “Stewards of Children” training for free to learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The next training is Tue, June 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at 150 Winchester Ave, Monroe, NC 28110. Sign up here.
This year, Waxhaw UMC will host “Fixing it for Christ” http://fixingitforchrist.com June 20–23, 2018. All members of the community are encouraged to sign up to volunteer to help repair homes in the community. Volunteers will meet at Waxhaw United Methodist – 200 McDonald Street, for a hot and hearty breakfast and return at 5 for a dinner provided by the church. Saturday is a family day where children can come work alongside their parents. On the other days, youth ages 14-16 are welcome to volunteer alongside their parents. All skill levels are needed, and there are jobs available for everybody.
Material donations are also needed. There is a list of items needed to repair or refurbish the houses that Fixing it for Christ are working on. Click here to view the list.
Two Hearts One Language equine therapy will be holding a fundraiser on June 24th. Face Painting, pony rides, equine facilitated learning demonstrations, bounce house, and much more. Now excepting vendors. www.twoheartsonelanguage.com
Free book subscriptions for children 0-4. Receive one book per month by mail until age 5. Sign up at link above.