Salinas, CA, August 03, 2020- Gov. Gavin Newsom’s declaration that more than 5.5 million California students won’t be allowed to attend in-person classes this fall came as a relief to some parents, but a burden to others.
The governor came to the decision in light of rising coronavirus infections and hospitalizations throughout the state. It will have a major impact on working parents and children, who must remain at home.
Goodwill Central Coast believes every child deserves an education in a safe and secure environment. No one can predict what a “new normal” looks like in light of this pandemic, but Goodwill stands by to help its neighbors ease into it.
Goodwill’s 16 locations including 14 Stores and 2 Outlet locations throughout Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties are stocked and ready. One visit will reveal Goodwill to be the perfect “back to home-schooling” headquarters for kids and young adults alike.
Parents can supplement a school’s distance-learning curriculum, or take on full home-schooling responsibilities. Either way, Goodwill has you covered.
From books and media, to paper, notebooks, art supplies and clothing, Goodwill can outfit your home school — for less. And every purchase helps Goodwill in its mission to strengthen lives, families and communities by removing barriers to employment through education, training and employment services. And each purchase keeps items out of landfills, helping to protect the environment. That could be Lesson No. 1 on the first day of homeschool.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901