UDMO plans back to school event

It seems like summer just started and already Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. is busy planning their annual Back to School program. This program provides backpacks and school supplies to eligible children in Hamilton County who are in grades Pre-K to 12th.

Income-eligible families must preregister for the Back to School program by completing an application at the UDMO Outreach Office, which is located at 1440 E 2nd St. Webster City. Preregistration will begin on July 1 and end on July 19. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. closed from 12:30 to 1 p.m. for lunch.

This year’s Back to School event will be held on Aug. 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the ACE Building located at 1440 East 2nd St Webster City. Preregistered, income-eligible families may pick up their children’s backpacks and supplies at this event. There will also be various providers from the community present with information on additional resources and programs available for families. A light snack will be provided to families who are attending.

Donations of school supplies or monetary donations can be delivered or mailed to the UDMO office, located at 1440 E 2nd St. Webster City, IA 50595. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jamie or Ronette at UDMO at (515) 832-6451.