Get those school supply lists ready—the 2018 tax free weekend is here! Shop Friday, August 3, through Sunday, August 5 and you won’t have to pay sales tax on clothing priced $75 or less or school supplies priced $20 or less. You can find more info, including frequently asked questions, online at tax.ohio.gov. And don’t forget to swing by Toledo Parent’s Back to School Fair at Franklin Park Mall on Saturday, August 4. This annual event has everything you need to get ready to start the school year off right!
New Options for Parents
The YouTube Kids app adapts to include three new features that give parents more control of the app content. Collections by trusted partners and YouTube Kids offer trusted channels on a variety of subjects from arts & crafts and music to sports, learning, and more. Access Profile Settings, and select from available collections such as Sesame Workshop and PBS KIDS. Parent approved content allows the handpicking of every video and channel available in the app. Improved search-off control for an even more contained experience will limit YouTube Kids viewing to channels that have been verified by the YouTube Kids team. James Beser, Product Director for YouTube Kids says, “At YouTube Kids…we’ve worked hard to build personalization features into our platform.”
Wanted: Sports Gear
If you’re cleaning out closets and tidying up the garage, save your used sports gear and equipment for UpLyft Toledo. This local nonprofit wants to insure all children in Northwest Ohio have the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities by collecting new or gently used sports equipment to donate to schools, organizations and programs that serve disadvantaged youth. UpLyft Toledo will accept all kinds of sports gear, except for football helmets, underwear garments, used hats, hunting and fishing gear. uplyft.today
Bikes for Kids
There’s still a few weeks until school starts, which means there’s still time to get in on Wersell’s Bikes for Kids Free Bicycle Giveaway. This is open to any kid making a difference in the community. Parents, grandparents, family members, teachers and friends just have to share how a favorite kid is making a difference by visiting bikesforkidstoledo.com. Wersell’s Bike and Ski will give away a free bike, along with a helmet and bike lock each Tuesday in August from 2:30-3:30pm.
2860 W Central Ave, Toledo | bikesforkidstoledo.com