MCSD: Homeless…not helpless initiative | News
From Muscogee County School District
COLUMBUS, GA -Did you know there are over 1,500
identified homeless and unaccompanied
youth in the Muscogee County School District?
The Muscogee County School District (MCSD), in
partnership with the MCSD Homeless Education and Literacy Program (HELP),
plans a donation drive to collect needed items for students who are unaccompanied
youth or homeless.
businesses throughout Columbus may participate through November 30, 2012.
Donation items to be
collected at each school level:
- Elementary Schools:
Socks and Gloves
- Middle Schools:
Travel Size Items for Hygiene Kits
- High Schools:
Coats, Hats and Blankets
A special MCSD
program is scheduled for Thursday,
December 6, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road.
Students, school staff representatives,
the MCSD Guidance/Homeless Department, special guests from Davis
Broadcasting (Foxie 105) and other
businesses will be there to distribute the items to partners and community
organizations that assist homeless children or unaccompanied youth.
Parents are encouraged
to be involved with the Homeless…Not Helpless initiative through the district's parental
involvement campaign, Be There, by sharing a teachable moment with
their child. Parents can access and
submit a Be There teachable moment
form to their child's school explaining why it is important to engage in the
initiative. The teachable moment could be selected to air in the Be There media partner's 5:30 p.m.
newscast (WTVM) on Wednesdays throughout the month of November.
For more information on
how you can help, contact:
Ogletree, MCSD Homeless Outreach Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org ,
(706) 748-3226, or email email@example.com
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