For Immediate Release
Contact: Carolyn Fergus
Interchurch Social Services will again offer back-to-school vouchers to eligible Knox County residents. To be eligible, households must include children under the age of 18 and household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. In order to receive vouchers, families must provide picture IDs for all adults in the household, proof of residency, (a current utility bill is suggested), birth dates and social security numbers for every member of the household – NO EXCEPTIONS! Vouchers will be available for children preschool (age 3) thru high school and may be used for clothing and/or school supplies. Funding for this program is provided by the Knox County Department of Job and Family Services.
Vouchers will be distributed to residents of Centerburg, Fredericktown and Mount Vernon school districts on Wednesday, August 3, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, or while supplies last, at First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon. No one will be allowed to line-up on the property before 8:30 am on the morning of August 3. Local police will be notified and those lining up prior to that time will be asked to leave. Distribution for East Knox and Danville school districts will be on Thursday, August 4, 9:00 am – Noon at St. Luke’s Community Center, 307 S. Market St, Danville. No one will be allowed on the property before 8:30 am.
For more information, please call Interchurch Social Services at 740-397-4825.