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Community Newsletter | March 2024

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WIC Breastfeeding Class

United General WIC staff offer information to get feeding off to a good start and ways WIC can support a growing family! 

WHEN: Thursday, March 21 | 1 pm (In English)

Jueves, Marzo 21 | 4 pm (En Español) 

WHERE: Online


Learn more & register here

Mental Health First Aid

Friends, coworkers, and family members are often the first ones to recognize when someone may be struggling with their mental health. Learn how to support the people in your life though this evidence-based course for people age 18+. The hybrid format allows you to learn independently for two hours online and join an in-person class with a certified instructor.  

WHEN: Friday, March 29 | 9 am – 4 pm

WHERE: Mt Vernon Police Department

COST: Cost: $35* - includes lunch and course materials | *scholarships available 

Learn more and register here

Overdose Response

The Good Samaritan Law encourages anyone to respond to an overdose emergency and helps protect the people involved. Learn how to recognize and effectively support someone experiencing an overdose in this brief online training for anyone age 16+. 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 26 | 2 pm

WHERE: Online


Learn more & register here

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) 

Did you know suicide rates often increase in the early spring? We all have a role to play in preventing suicide, and QPR provides the knowledge, skills, and confidence for people age 16+ to help someone when it matters most. 


Thursday, April 4 | 2:30 pm – 4 pm 

Tuesday, April 23 | 10 am – 11:30 pm  

WHERE: Online


Learn more and register here

Babysitter's Training Class

This American Red Cross course is for youth interested in learning the concepts and skills to responsibly care for children and infants. The mixture of learning and activities makes this class engaging and fun! 

WHEN: Saturday, April 6 | 9 am - 4pm

Friday, June 28 | 9 am - 4pm

WHERE: United General District 304 | 2031 A Hospital Dr, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

AUDIENCE: This program is designed for, but not limited to, youth ages 11-15

COST:  $80 (a discounted price of $60 is available for households receiving benefits such as Basic Food, WIC, Apple Health). 

Learn more & register here

Introduction to CPR Training

If you care about your family and community and don’t need a CPR certification card for your work or school, this class is for you! Learn how to perform adult and infant CPR and first aid from an expert trainer in a low-pressure setting. This course is open to anyone age 12 and up and provides the knowledge needed to respond to an emergency and help save a life.

WHEN: Saturday, April 6 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm 

Friday, June 7 | 9 am – 11:30 am 

WHERE: Cedarwood Center | 2100 Hospital Dr., Sedro-Woolley

COST: $30

Learn more & register here

American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Training 

Learn lifesaving skills with our expert instructor! This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and other first-aid emergencies. Upon completion, a certificate that satisfies most OSHA-mandated job requirements, workplace, and other regulatory requirements will be issued (good for two years).  

WHEN: Friday, April 19 | 9 am – 1 pm 

Saturday, June 1 | 9 am – 1 pm

WHERE: Cedarwood Center | 2100 Hospital Dr., Sedro-Woolley

COST: $100 (a discounted price of $80 is available for households receiving benefits such as Basic Food, WIC, Apple Health). 

 Learn more and register here

Parent Voices Needed!

Calling all parents with children from birth to age 5. Are you looking for ways to connect with other caregivers and support your child's development? Help Me Grow Skagit is exploring parenting classes and drop-in parent and child group offerings, and we need your input first! Your feedback is important to help tailor classes and groups to meet the needs and desires of our community.  

Share your thoughts and preferences by March 22 through a short survey available in English and Spanish! Click here for the survey

Education for Local Medical Providers

Our Thriving Children & Families pillar offers a series of continuing medical education virtual programs in partnership with local healthcare providers. These courses help ensure providers have access to the most up-to-date resources on a variety of important topics. In the last session, participants expanded their skill sets to help create positive healthcare experiences for Latinx families.

The next event in the virtual series is Feeding Development: Sensory, Motor, and Behavioral Components on April 17 from 6-7pm. This course will discuss the various kinds of feeding difficulties that happen with toddlers and ways to identify how those difficulties might impact their developmental progress. To find out more or to register, visit the Help Me Grow Skagit website

Build Trails, No Experience Necessary

Wind and rain didn’t keep a record-breaking crew of 29 Skagit Trail Builders volunteers from participating in another great day building trails at Northern State Recreation Area last month. Folks of all ages helped develop a culvert site, widen and level the roughed-out trail, perform trail-side restoration, and spread ballast along the tree line to the Big Meadow on the Hill Creek trail. If you appreciate access to the natural wonders in our area, join a community of people working together towards a lasting positive impact. All ages and skills are welcome – there's meaningful work for everyone! Learn more and volunteer on the Skagit Trail Builders website.

Fresh Veggie Pick-up in Sedro-Woolley 

Spring has sprung, and we are dreaming about all the fresh, local veggies and fruits that will be available in a few months! If you sign up for a Viva Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share, you can enjoy convenient pick-up at the United General District 304 WIC clinic. Boxes start in June and will be available on Wednesdays from 1 – 4pm through November 21. We partner with Viva to make the CSA an option for our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program participants and to provide a site for SNAP/EBT customers to use their benefits. 

By joining the Viva Farms CSA, you directly contribute to beginning farmers’ success in building viable farm businesses while also eating affordable, healthy, local, and organic produce! This year, Viva is offering sliding-scale payment options and SNAP/EBT program. Click here for full details.

Spinach & Strawberry Salad Recipe

Download this simple recipe from our Concrete Farm to School program and enjoy the first tastes of spring!

Beautiful Bouquets Support Students 

The 2024 Farm to School Donor Bouquet Share is available now! Sign up to receive eight weeks of beautiful bouquets, grown and arranged by Concrete High School students. Donations generated by the bouquet share directly support our work in the Concrete School District, ensuring that every student is connected to local food through garden and kitchen classes, connecting the cafeteria to farmers, and providing summer jobs for high school students. Plus, who doesn’t love a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to keep for themselves or to have at the ready as a gift? Sign up here!


Past members say: 


"The arrangements and variety were beautiful! I loved that every week was a new surprise. The note written by the high school student was especially appreciated.


"[I appreciate the] interesting flowers, lovely arrangements, grown locally and giving high schooler's experience.

Fourth Annual YOUth Got This! Summit 

The YOUth Got This! summit is an all-day gathering of young people from our five-county region (Skagit, Whatcom, Island, Snohomish, San Juan) coordinated by United General District 304! The fun and free event has opportunities to collaborate with peers, learn valuable team-building skills, and experience interactive sessions on leadership, healthy relationships, and conflict resolution. If you or someone you know works with teens in grades 7 – 9, let them know about this year’s event, happening on Wednesday, April 17 at Camp Korey on Lake McMurray in Skagit County. Click here for more information.

YOUth Got This! is for interested youth and their adult advisors. Advisors may bring up to 10 students who are eager to take action in their communities. Advisors click here for registration information and other details. Still have questions? Contact Olivia Guelich at 

Mental Health Matters

Many of us experience mental health-related issues or have friends and family who do. District 304 is dedicated to promoting emotional, psychological, spiritual, and social well-being, which is why we’re hosting NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) at Sedro-Woolley High School April 9 at 3 pm. NAMI Skagit is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Skagit County with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.  

This presentation will focus on mental illness and its treatment in our community. It is open to the public and free to attend. Questions? Contact Jill Sprouse, Engaged Youth & Communities Supervisor, at 

Did you know you can use your Fred Meyer card to help make our programs possible? Through Fred Meyer Community Rewards, you can link your card to Foundation of District 304. Link your card in person on your next visit, or click here to do it online. Funds support classes, trainings, and programs for Foundation of District 304 at no cost to you!

Thank You!

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