ST. PETERSBURG, FL (July 18, 2014) – The Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) is holding its Back to School Care Fair on August 2, 2014 at Enoch Davis Recreation Center. The annual back to school program initiative, a signature project for JLSP, is in its 18th year. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade who are registered to attend Pinellas County schools in the upcoming year are eligible to receive free medical exams including physicals, immunizations, vision screenings and dental exams. Each participating child is given a backpack stuffed with school supplies. Over twenty-five agencies that serve the people of Pinellas County will also be on hand to provide information on services to residents.
The first 500 children registered are able to receive free medical exams provided by All Children’s Hospital. Other medical services include immunizations, vision exams and diabetes screenings provided by The St. Pete Lion’s Club, and dental exams by The Pinellas County Dental Hygiene Association. Registration begins at 8:00 AM and closes at 11:00 AM for families wishing to partake in this portion of the event.
Back to School Care Fair includes on-site school registration provided by Pinellas County Schools, as well as bicycle safety training between 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM. Children who participate in the bicycle safety training will receive a free helmet while supplies last. Also, join the Junior League of St. Petersburg’s Kids Create committee for arts and crafts, and receive a free book from Give-a-Book. Additional activities will be provided by the Tampa Bay Ray’s Street Team, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, the WiLD 94.1 Street Team, American Red Cross, and The St. Petersburg Fire Department.
The community sponsors that work in conjunction with the Junior League of St. Petersburg to make this event possible are All Children’s Hospital, Tampa Bay Rays, CBS Radio, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, St. Pete Lion’s Club, Pinellas County Dental Hygiene Association, Tampa Bay Times, City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Schools, Sunstar Paramedics, Amerigroup Real Solutions in Health Care, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), KIND, Raymond James, Achieva, Catalina Marketing Charitable Foundation, and Comegy’s Insurance Agency.
For more information contact the Junior League of St. Petersburg at (727) 895-5018.
About The Junior League of St. Petersburg, Inc.
The Junior League of St. Petersburg (JLSP) is a volunteer organization of more than 500 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Serving the community since 1931, JLSP is dedicated to focusing on the issue of school readiness, including healthcare, nutrition and literacy. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, go to www.jlstpete.org.