CA School News Report

South Whittier to Host Community Healthy Living and Resource Fair

SOUTH WHITTIER – In partnership with several community groups, South Whittier School District will host its eighth annual Whittier Area Healthy Living and Resource Fair on Saturday, May 20, providing parents with rich information on the free resources available locally.

South Whittier is partnering with Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, THINK Together and the Community Resource Center to host the event from 8 a.m. to noon at Carmela Elementary School, 13300 Lakeland Road, Whittier.

Participants can expect to receive information on free dental care, youth counseling, mental wellness and health services, early learning programs and child care. More than 30 organizations are expected to participate, including county public health, social services, parks and recreation and Sheriff’s departments.

The fair will include a healthy foods fundraiser hosted by school PTAs, an expo featuring student art, a classic car show, a recycled materials showcase and entertainment by students from the District’s free modern and folklorico dance classes, which are funded through the South Whittier Community Education Foundation.

The Foundation will also host a runathon to raise money for District arts programs.

Organizations that will participate include: Stone Soup Childcare Program, The Whole Child, Rio Hondo College, Pacific Clinics, Options for Learning, SPIRITT Family Services, AltaMed, Assistance League of Whittier and California Highway Patrol, among several others.

For more information, call (562) 946-2425 or visit www.swcrc.org.