FLORENCE — Donations are needed to help a health screening program for Florence elementary school children.
Medical supplies and treats for children are needed to help facilitate the KidCheck Plus program at Harlan, Forest Hills and Weeden elementary schools in Florence.
KidCheck Plus provides basic health, vision and dental screenings to first- and fourth-graders through a partnership with the nursing programs at UNA and Northwest-Shoals.
Event supplies needed are AA batteries, size medium latex-free gloves, hand sanitizer, ink pens, light snacks for nurses and volunteers, bottled water and soft drinks.
Also needed are goody bags and prizes for the children participating in the screenings. Suggested donations include coloring books, stickers, toothbrushes, books, small toys, growth charts and pencils. Food and candy items are discouraged.
Approximately 690 children will participate in the screenings.
To coordinate donations, contact Billy Warren, curriculum director for Florence City Schools, at 256-768-3031.