Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Monongalia County

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.

Program Launch

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!

 

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October 29 (5-7PM) Halloween with the Horses at the J.W. Ruby Research farm in Reedsville

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

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

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 jhott@childhswv.org

 

Celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month

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.

 

Collaborating Partners:

WV Healthy Start/HAPI Project

WV Healthy Start Navigator Project

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

WV Perinatal Partnership

Right From the Start Region 7

NOW Morgantown

 

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:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1YDABV4XT8UMO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_d_awwlg_KCMUzbJM9BTRB_wb

 

Www.texasdiaperbank.org

 

For victims of the Florida hurricane, the following is an option for donation:

 

http://www.miamidiaperbank.com/