What: Heaven’s Windows, New Seasons Church, Care 1st Health Plan and Mt. Miguel Covenant Retirement Village, are partnering to help an estimated 500 children and families living in East County.
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The free back-to-school community event will provide free back packs filled with commonly needed school supplies. A free lunch will be available to all children under the age of 18 provided by the Summer Food Service Program.
The event is sponsored by Heaven’s Windows, Neighborhood Healthcare, Care 1st Health Plan, Mt. Miguel Covenant Retirement Village, SD Youth Services, San Diego Country Library Casa de Oro, WIC Red Cross, Family Health Center, First 5, and New Seasons Church.
When: Friday, August 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Where: New Seasons Church, 2300 Bancroft Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977
Who: 1,200 families in need, New Seasons Church staff/ volunteers, nonprofit outreach organizations
Why: New Seasons Church, located in Spring Valley, serves families from a diverse low income neighborhood located near the church. Many of these families have been badly affected by the economic crisis. The church and its community partners are helping to connect the local community with resources that families may not be aware of such as Food Stamp pre-screening, WIC program information, East County Pregnancy Care Clinic and Neighborhood Healthcare, a nonprofit health agency that offers medical and dental care.
The church programs are facilitated by Heaven’s Windows, a non-profit social services agency. The church also hosts regular food distributions for the San Diego Food Bank and Feeding America San Diego.
About Heaven’s Windows:
To find out more about Heaven’s Windows and its services, visit www.heavens-windows.com
Heaven’s Windows is located in a very low income and crime riddled area of East County since 2009 at New Seasons Church. We have seen such a need for the basic necessities of life, and formed our agency to meet that need using the partnerships and collaborations that are available in our community.
We served 4,000 individuals every month through our Food Pantry, Community Food Distributions, and hot meals.