"Walk to School" events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, alleviating traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.
The Coalition will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during April, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.
Each person recognized will receive a certificate of appreciation presented by nbCC Executive Director Amber Besaw, nbCC staff, and an opportunity to take photos with government representatives such as State Rep. John Barrett III.
The guide offers contact information of local resources covering everything from food access and meal sites, education services, financial and family support, immigrant services, mental health and counseling services, in addition to dozens of others.
This year alone, it's engaged nearly 800 residents and stakeholders in seeking solutions to social issues, collaborated with more than 150 organizations, given out 191 backpacks filled with supplies to schoolchildren, served nearly 300 youth in teen programming, and offered leadership training, and family and parenting programs for hundreds.
The Northern Berkshire Hub began meeting this past January and has identified eight individuals who meet the risk assessment; so far, six have accepted help. One refused and another could not be found.