Caring for Grandkids and Keeping Them Safe on the Road

Written by: Sara Coleman Edited by: Maggie Kempken As a grandparent involved in their grandkids’ everyday tasks and routines, much of your time with your grandchildren may be spent in the car. Whether it’s going to and from school, running errands or taking the kids to activities and events, you may find yourself spending a ... Continue reading...

Tips For Teaching Kids About Nature And Food Systems Throughout Kern County

By Miranda Culvert Nature and food depend upon each other, from growing and harvesting grains and vegetables, to raising livestock. Teaching kids about food helps to promote a healthy diet. In Kern County, children will thrive with good eating habits and by staying active. But how do you convince a child that ordinary white milk ... Continue reading...

7 Ways to Help People Who are Food Insecure

Find Ways to Volunteer from Home or In-Person In this time of crisis, many people in our community are looking for ways to give back. We appreciate that our region is full of hand-raisers and do-gooders! With the help of generous people like you, we can work together to manage the impact of COVID-19.   ... Continue reading...

Quick and Easy Ways to Stay Active

Keep active while you keep your distance. You can stay healthy and physically fit by making small choices to stay active. Staying active and keeping a healthy lifestyle right now doesn’t need to be difficult. It all starts by shaking up your routine. Start small by changing one habit in your daily routine. It’s easier ... Continue reading...

8 Ways to Thank Frontline Workers

How will you participate in #GivingTuesdayNow? Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate their ongoing sacrifice, let’s say ... Continue reading...

15 Games to Play at Home with Kids, Ages 3-5

Keep young kids engaged while they are at home United Way of Kern County supports local parents by providing free tips, tools and resources to help all kids have a strong start. Get a preview with these 15 ideas. United Way of Kern County invests in quality early childhood education programs in our community. We ... Continue reading...

United Way of Kern County Participates In Read Across America Day!

Bakersfield, CA – February 28, 2018 – United Way of Kern County volunteers will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate Read Across America Day on Friday, March 2, 2018. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading ... Continue reading...

Thank You GEICO!

Another Book of the Month Sponsor… X3! Thank you Trenea Smart and Geico Local Office for sponsoring April, May and June book distribution. Become a Book of the Month sponsor! Your $500 gift funds distribution of children’s books to 150 families. Kids succeed in school when they have books at home and parents who read ... Continue reading...

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

The NCRC provide resources for community development corporations; local and state government agencies; faith-based institutions; community organizing and civil rights groups; minority and women-owned business associations as well as housing counselors and social service providers. To learn more about the resources NCRC has available for these organizations, click this LINK. Continue reading...