For children from economically challenged households, one such program provides special clothing for the special events in children’s lives, such as Prom Night. In its 5th year, the program has created many smiling faces.
During the school year, the Blue Lake Rancheria Child Nutrition Programs provide breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks for the Blue Lake School District. During the summer months, lunches are provided for children in the community through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Annually, nearly 40,000 meals are provided to Blue Lake area children through these programs.
It is not uncommon for program workers to be approached by other watchful caregivers and educators who need assistance in assessing the nutritional needs of a hungry child, and/or called on to provide a critical, healthy meal immediately.
The Blue Lake Rancheria has supported, contributed to and partnered with the following organizations and others to improve the lives of children.
Arcata High School
|Humboldt Area Peace Officer Child Safety & Education Scholarships
Humboldt County Child Abuse Services Team
Humboldt County Child Care Council
Humboldt County Library
Humboldt Literacy Project
Humboldt Youth Soccer League
Lost Coast Wrestling Club
Loveall Foundation for Children
Mad River Community Hospital
McKinleyville Freestyle Wrestling
McKinleyville High School
Mad River Youth Soccer Club
Northern California Horsemen’s Association and Gymkhana Arena
United Way - Council on Adopted Children
Solo Sports – Junior Bowler League
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital