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Cupertino nonprofit helps local students go back to school – The Mercury News


Back to school

West Valley Community Services (WVCS) is looking for volunteers and donors to support its annual Back-To-School event, set for Aug. 3 at Old Navy in San Jose’s Westgate Mall.

The program is intended to boost the morale of TK-12 students in the Cupertino nonprofit’s service area by providing them with a backpack and new clothes for the upcoming school year.

To volunteer for the event or for more information, contact WVCS’s manager of volunteer services at 408-255-8033, ext. 303 or [email protected].

To make a donation to support a student or for information about registering a child for the program, visit https://www.wvcommunityservices.org/2024b2s.

Summer reading program

The “Adventure Begins at Your Library” this summer with the Santa Clara County Library District’s Summer Reading Program, running through July 31 at the district’s branch libraries, including the Cupertino Library.

Participants of all ages can earn a prize for reading five books and completing an activity. Librarians have created booklists including Summer Reads for Adults, Adventures for Teens, Easy Readers for Kids and Picture Books for Kids.

Free summer library programs include guided hikes at Coyote Lake and Piccetti Ranch, creative writing workshops, drawing classes, photography workshops, special talks and performances.

According to the California Library Association, summer reading programs help children and teens retain and enhance their reading skills when they’re not in school. Register for the free program at https://sccl.beanstack.com/reader365. Completion prizes will be available Aug. 1-31 while supplies last.

For more information, visit sccld.org/summer.

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