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Applications are available for TrueNorth Community Services' Tools for School program at locations across Newaygo County.

Tools for School enables students from qualifying low-income families to enter school in the fall on a level playing field with new backpacks filled with essential school supplies. The program is for kindergarten through 12th grade students living in, or attending school in Newaygo County for the 2018-2019 school year.

Applications are being sent home with students in early May and are available at the following Newaygo County schools:

  • Fremont Public Schools, Fremont
  • Grant Public Schools, Grant
  • Hesperia Community Schools, Hesperia
  • Newaygo Public Schools, Newaygo
  • White Cloud Public Schools, White Cloud.

Applications are also available at:

  • FiveCAP, Inc., White Cloud
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' Newaygo County offices, White Cloud
  • Newaygo Child Development Center Croton, Newaygo
  • Newaygo County Community Mental Health, White Cloud
  • TrueNorth Community Services, Fremont

You can also download the Tools for School application from the TrueNorth website,, and return it to any Newaygo County school or TrueNorth by June 1, to any Newaygo County school; or by July 24, to TrueNorth.

The 15th annual Tools For School Expo will take place on Tuesday, August 7, at the TrueNorth Service Center, 6308 South Warner Avenue in Fremont.

The program expects to serve more than 1,000 Newaygo County students this year.

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