Outreach Provided at Back to School Event Benefiting Over 450 Relative Caregivers and Children


Karen Barton, Liaison and Community Engagement Librarian, had a table at the Alamo Area Agency on Aging (AACOG) Back to School Voucher Event for kinship care families, specifically older relative caregivers (grandparents, great aunts and uncles and others) and the children under their care. The UT Health San Antonio Libraries was one of many partners given the opportunity to provide caregivers with information on their programs and services at the event, where 123 caregivers received free backpacks, goodies and vouchers for school supplies for 333 children. Approximately 150 of the 333 children were present at the event. Calendars made by the Libraries that promote health literacy and many other resources for children and adults were given away at the event.