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14th Annual Day of Caring 

Are you ready for the 14th Annual Day of Caring?  We are! Registration forms for both Volunteer Teams and Agency Projects are now available on our website.  Visit www.mjunitedway.org/doc and click on the appropriate section to begin your registration.

This year, registration is done completely online. If you would like confirmation that we have received your request, please contact Kyle Messerman via email (vista@mjunitedway.org) or phone 717.248.9636.

You have until August 10, 2011 to gather your team or project and submit your registration form. If you have any questions, please direct them to Kyle.
Summer Safety Tips - Bicycle Safety
Provided by Success By 6
  • Do not push your child to ride a 2-wheeled bike until he or she is ready, at about age 5 or 6. (Consider the child's coordination and desire to learn)
  • Stick with foot brakes until your child is older and more experienced for hand brakes.
  • Take your child with you when you shop for the bike, so that he or she can try it out.
  • Buy a bike that is the right size, not one your child has to "grow into." Oversized bikes are especially dangerous.
  • Your child needs to wear a helmet, no matter how short or how close to home.  Many accidents happen in driveways, on sidewalks, and on bike paths, not just on streets.
  • Children learn best by observing you, so always wear a helmet when you ride.
  • A helmet protects your child from serious injury and should always be worn.  And remember, wearing a helmet at all times helps children develop the helmet habit.
  • When purchasing a helmet, look for a label/sticker that says the helmet meets the CPSC safety standard.
  • A helmet should be worn so that it is level on the head, not tipped forward or backwards. The strapped should be securely fastened, and you should not be able to move the helmet in any direction.
Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service program is coordinated by the United Way. The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata and local agencies offer children the kinds of nutritious meals and snacks that they would receive during the school year in the summer as well. Meals and programs and activities will be provided at the following agencies:

Mifflin County sites
--Project Yes, 248-4942 X 157 (Breakfast and Lunch)
--Rainbow Summer, 242-2888 (AM Snack and Lunch)
--Fun-in-the-Sun, 242-2888 (AM Snack and Lunch)
--Super WHY! Camp, 436-0212 (Breakfast and AM Snack)

Juniata County sites
--LIU Summer Migrant Program, 624-4616 (Breakfast and Lunch)
--Super WHY! Camp, 436-0212 (Breakfast and AM Snack)

Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Blood supplies are critically low across the region.
The American Red Cross has announced that they are in critical need of blood donations. Follow the link to find blood drives in the Mifflin-Juniata region. Calendar

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