Kobacker Center seeks school supply donations for camp participants

August 2, 2013 | Events, UToday
By Staff

The Kobacker Center on The University of Toledo Health Science Campus is seeking donations of school supplies to assist summer camp students with the upcoming academic year.

The center’s Eight Weeks of Summer Fun Program, which concludes Aug. 15, provides lessons on character building, social skills, decision making, manners, rules of safety, professions, the Olympics and more throughout the summer.

As part of the celebration at the end of the camp, the students receive backpacks full of school supplies. Kobacker staff members are seeking donations of backpacks, folders, glue/glue sticks, scissors, crayons, markers, pencils, pens and notebook paper.

“The camp helps prepare these young people for a successful school year,” said Karon G. Price, agency executive director of behavioral health-care services at the Kobacker Center. “The backpacks and school supplies are a nice parting gift to help give them the confidence they need to do well.”

The Kobacker Center specializes in helping children with severe emotional troubles such as intense anger, chronic depression and thoughts of suicide. Individual treatment planning allows families to begin to understand the emotional and physical reasons for such problems.

Donations can be dropped off at the Kobacker Center on Health Science Campus.

For more information, contact Price at 419.383.5419 or karon.price@utoledo.edu.

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