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PACS Needs Support to Take Teens Shopping for the Holidays

To find out more on the annual Teen Shopping Program, which is currently underway, iSurf News contacted PACS-HCAC Director, Bobbi Ann Wilcox, who explained when the program started, when it will end, what it actually consists of, and how to get involved with either making a donation or becoming a participant.

“The Teen Shopping Program started in Hopkins County over 50 years ago,” said Wilcox, “and it’s for Hopkins County School System students that are ages 13 to 18. Family’s that will get to participate have to get our info through their school’s Family Resource Center, and the reason we do that is because the Family Resource Centers are requiring parents to attend a set number of ‘workshops’ to receive any kind of holiday assistance.”

As Wilcox explained, utilizing this system reduces the number of people who try and volunteer for only a few hours to qualify for the program.

In regards to the “benefits” that come to those who qualify for the program, Wilcox explained that, “The Family Resource Centers submit a teen’s name to me around the first part of December and, from there, we invite North Hopkins, Browning Springs, and James Madison to meet us at the Vanity Fair Mall in Hanson from 4-5pm, whereas West Hopkins, South Middle, and Central Hopkins will meet us there from 5-6pm. Once the teens in attendance have shown us that they are qualified for the program, they will each get a $100 gift card to go shopping for themselves. This year we’ll be going shopping on December 13th, and even if a parent doesn’t come with a teen, Vanity Fair will have extra staff on-hand to help them. I’m also trying to get Mayor Cox, Judge-Executive Carroll, and other authority figures to help out as well.”

As Wilcox went on to explain, the PACS-HCAC began raising money for the program on November 1st and have already raised nearly $2,000 in donations. In total, Wilcox’s goal for this year’s program is $15,000, which needs to be fulfilled by the second Friday of December.

“I’m hoping we can go over our goal so that we can take an additional 25 kids shopping this year, raising the number of people we can assist from 150 to 175,” said Wilcox. “I’ve always exceeded my fundraiser goals in the past, so I’m hopeful that we’ll meet or exceed our goal this year.”

If you or someone you know needs extra assistance during the holiday season, make sure you, loved ones, or friends meet the guideline listed above (a Hopkins County School system student between 13 and 18 years old) and then contact your school’s Family Resource Center to see if you can participate in a workshop.

Also, if you would like further information on the PACS-HCAC’s Teen Shopping Program, such as how to make donations, please pay their Madisonville HQ a visit at 130 Branch St. or give them a call at (270) 821-8114. To send a donation by mail, please send checks to P.O. Box 427, Madisonville, KY 42431.

You may also visit the PACS-HCAC’s official website (http://www.hopkinscounty.ky.gov/departments/assistance.htm) or their recently created Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/PACS-HCAC/138028432888367?ref=ts&v=wall).

Luke Short
iSurf News

 

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