The United Way is launching the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Monongalia County. Every child between the ages of birth to five that signs up for the program will receive a free quality book in the mail once a month. Early literacy is one of the most effective ways to ensure children grow up to be successful and self-sufficient adults.
This is a completely free program for the children and there are no household income requirements. We want to sign up as many children as possible in our community…and we need YOUR help!
Help us spread the word about the Imagination Library kickoff event to be held on May 23rd. We will have online signups at the event and would appreciate you encouraging parents/guardians to participate. After the event, we will be providing an online link, so your organization can sign up families or the parents can sign up their own children.
Please see the attached flyer and thank you for your support as a partner in helping our children be future community leaders.
May 23 • 5:30-7:30 P.M.
Suncrest Center • 523 Junior Ave.
Free Sign up for Ages 0-5
LIVE BUG DISPLAY
Refreshments, Crafts, Book
Readings, Giveaways, and more!
Skill Builders LLC
A WV Birth to Three Service Coordination Agency
Is looking to hire WV Birth to Three Service Coordinators to work in
Monongalia and Marion Counties
This position offers flexible hours that you schedule, a great hourly rate and the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families in your community.
This position does require travel to family’s home in and around the areas listed above.
A minimum of a BA degree, preferable in social work, education or a human service field is required OR being a parent of a child that has aged out of the WV Birth to Three System.
Please email or call for more information regarding this position.
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Susan Watson at 304-282-8554
This posting/position will remain open until filled
Please post or pass on as appropriate
October 29 (5-7PM) Halloween with the Horses at the J.W. Ruby Research farm in Reedsville. Directions to the farm can be found at: http://horses.wvu.edu/farm/directions Members of the WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association are organizing a unique event that will give families and children the opportunity to visit the farm, meet WVU ‘s teaching herd and trick-or-treat in a fun and safe atmosphere. This event, sponsored by Manheim Corporation is free and open to the public.
October 24 (1-2PM) Kinship Care Meet and Greet at Mt. View Early Head Start, 671 Greenbag Road beside Mt. View Elementary School. If you are a grandparent or relative who is caring for a young child we will provide you with an opportunity to meet others who have made the same commitment. Please contact Beth Nair 304-291-9330 ext. 1761
Seven Spirit Halloween stores across West Virginia and the surrounding region are raising funds for the Child Life Program at WVU Medicine Children’s, including the Morgantown, Uniontown, and Bridgeport locations.
Spirit Halloween stores bring fun and funding to local hospitals at Halloween and all year long, through their Spirit of Children program. Their mission is to make hospitals less scary for kids through the support of the Child Life Programs in their local communities.
The money collected from customer donations helps Child Life educate and support children (and their families) while they are in the hospital for care. One hundred percent of every dollar donated from Spirit Halloween stores supports this program. Spirit Halloween stores have raised nearly $250,000 for WVU Medicine Children’s since 2009.
Local Spirit Halloween stores are hosting multiple fundraisers to raise critical funds for the WVU Medicine Children’s Child Life Program. Here are some of the ways you can help:
- Redeem this coupon to receive 10 percent off your purchase and have Spirit Halloween donate 10 percent to Child Life.
- Participate in the Zombie Walk on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Meadowbrook Mall location.
- Attend the Halloween Dance Party and Costume Contest at the Spirit Halloween store in Morgantown on Saturday, Oct. 28. The event will feature DJ Jason Knight from WVAQ, food, fire jugglers, and more.
- Take your kids to meet characters, such as Peppa Pig, CatBoy, or some of the stars from the show Paw Patrol. Dates and times vary for each character and store location. Call or visit your local Spirit Halloween store for more details.
The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Martinsburg has two vacancies for full-time Social Workers. The workers will facilitate services to families utilizing the CAC to include forensic interviews, case tracking and review, advocacy, data collection and report preparation. Extensive community collaboration is required along with promotion of CAC standards, grant writing and reporting. Social Work License is required. Prior experience in CAC environment and ability to converse in Spanish preferred. Competitive salary and benefits include life and health insurance, paid time off and tuition assistance. Interested applicants should submit a résumé to email@example.com
On September 21st, several partners are collaborating to celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month and to provide an opportunity for the community to donate items (feminine hygiene products, diapers, wipes) locally and for hurricane victims. See the attached flyer for further details.
WV Healthy Start/HAPI Project
WV Healthy Start Navigator Project
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
WV Perinatal Partnership
Right From the Start Region 7
If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to make a donation to hurricane victims, below are a few reputable websites that are accepting donations for the Texas Diaper Bank:
For victims of the Florida hurricane, the following is an option for donation: