As any parent knows, August is an expensive and busy month. Back to school means purchasing new school supplies, lunch boxes, backpacks, clothes, and shoes. Parents also pay PTA dues, yearbook and lunch fees, along with other necessary school expenses. All of these expenses add up quickly.
The Prairie Village Foundation and Consolidated Fire District #2, NE Johnson County team up in early August for "Back to School with a Firefighter." The Prairie Village Foundation works with school principals to pinpoint children who might benefit from this program. Children team up with firefighters and ride on a shiny red fire truck to Target to purchase their school supplies from the school district requirement list.
After purchases have been made, children ride back to the fire station for dinner with the firefighters. The Prairie Village Foundation and Consolidated Fire District #2, NE Johnson County believe it is imperative to provide children with new supplies, with the hope that they will feel empowered and confident on the first day of school.
"Back to School with a Firefighter'' welcomes community support. Anyone or any business who would like to contribute to this worthwhile program can stop by City Hall and drop off a monetary donation.
Back to School with a Firefighter