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For the last 2 years, the DeKalb County Community Foundation has granted readiness toolkits to kindergarteners in DeKalb County. These toolkits are given to local schools who distribute them to the families with kindergarteners. In this event, we’ll volunteer our time to ASSEMBLE these toolkits!

  • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16
  • Total YEP volunteers needed: 15+
  • Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (please arrive 10 minutes early if possible)
  • Location: School Tool Box, 12107 Barber Greene Rd, DeKalb, (Corner of Peace Rd. and Barber Greene Rd.)
  • Duties: Assemble toolkits for local kindergarteners. Fold boxes, insert school supplies, and stack for delivery.
  • What to Wear: Indoor warehouse event so wear your YEP t-shirt! Bring a sweatshirt just in case. NO open toed shoes.
  • COVID-19 Requirements: Volunteers MUST wear a mask (bring your own). If you are not feeling well or are waiting for the results of a COVID test, please do not attend.
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Additional details will be sent out via email before the event.

For questions or additional information, please contact YEP Outreach Chair Maggie Roberts at yep@dekalbccf.org or YEP Staff Advisor Noah Nordbrock at 815-748-5383.

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