Daily Point of Light # 2192 Jun 28, 2002

Lynda Hales is aware of her community’s serious social problems – the problems that face children and youth. She has been involved with many service activities that address these problems. Hales represents Kids Cause, and organization supported by educators in the Alpine, Provo and Nebo School Districts. Hales’ work through Kids Cause enables many children with literacy difficulties to receive clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, food, vision care, dental care, and medical care. These basic needs are being addressed so students will have more success in school.

Hale brings her commitment to both the South Utah county Medical Coalition and the North Utah County Medical Coalition. Her knowledge and resources assist in finding ways to improve health care access for low income or uninsured families. She has selflessly given her time to the Nebo School District Summer Migrant Program. This program is a service offered to children of migrant farm workers who are at-risk students due to the fact that they are highly mobile.

Hales has also spent many hours with United Way, Kmart’s Shop-With-a-Cop, migrant students, Utah County Community Connect, Sub for Santa, Taylor Elementary School, public health fairs, and Kids Cause pilot programs. She had been a valuable asset writing grants for Kids Cause.

In addition, Hales serves as a volunteer Board Member for the Nebo Foundation for Excellence. There she works to fill the needs of education for Nebo District students. She also serves as secretary of that organization. Her service with the Foundation, the medical coalitions, migrant students, and Kids Cause each compliment the other. Lynda Hales believes in children.