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Free School Physical

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

South County Health Department on Route #1 in Alexandria


We have been involved in this outreach to meet needs in our community since it 2001 and it is still needed!  The outreach program provides a free school examination to uninsured pre-K through 6th grade children who must have a school physical examination in order to enter our Fairfax County School system for the first time.  That can be a financial difficulty for many families and we can help. The Physicals will be conducted at the South County Health Department on Route #1 in Alexandria on Saturday morning, August 4.


The examined children will receive more than just the school physical exam, they will get vision and dental screening and eligible families will get the opportunity to be enrolled in a “medical home” which will provide continuing medical care. They will happily go home wearing a backpack filled with the school supplies they need.


You can participate in making this a success again this year in many different ways  and times by volunteering  to be at the Physicals on the morning of Aug. 4, donating the needed backpacks and school supplies or funds for their purchase , helping  packing them, getting them to the physicals location, taking the boxed-up school supplies leftover what was needed for the 125 backpacks of supplies needed for the physicals to ECHO, Garfield, Crestwood, Lynbrook elementary school, Crestwood Family center and the Springfield/Franconia Family Center-all places they are needed. Lots of help is needed!


Please stop at the table in the Fellowship Hall, pick up a list of the needed school supplies, check your calendar and sign up to help on the many lists of where help is needed which include the following-


          Wed.  Aug 1-   7:00 pm       backpack stuffing

          Thurs. Aug 2-  1:00 pm       pack up remaining supplies

          Friday Aug 3-  1:30 pm       take packed up backpacks to the Health


          Sat.     Aug 4-   7:30 am       work at the Physicals

          Sat     Aug. 4 -  1:30 pm      return the extra backpacks to St. C.’s

Week of Aug 6                       take packed up remaining supplies to Echo, 3 schools and centers


Through this ministry, we can spread Christ’s love to meet needs in our community.    How do you want to be a part of doing this?  Please see Lynn Knox for more information on how you can help.