Donations of propagandize reserve for homeless students continue during The Ann Arbor …

August 21, 2014 - School Supplies

As a internal module prepares to support a growing series of homeless students in a Ann Arbor area this propagandize year, The Ann Arbor News has stepped in to help.

The federally-funded Education Project for Homeless Youth, a module run by a Washtenaw Intermediate School District, is collecting propagandize reserve and elementary personal caring equipment to present to a students it serves.

The module expects that about 1,400 students in Wastenaw County could face homelessness this propagandize year. Many of those students will be referred to a EPHY module this tumble as propagandize staff assistance bond them and their families with services.

“There are some elementary supports that we can yield families that can yield stability,” pronounced Kristin Duff, halt module manager, in a new talk with The Ann Arbor News. “While we can’t solve a problem of providing them a home immediately, we can … as an group work with them to foster propagandize success while compelling a fortitude of a family as a whole.”

Though it’s been 3 days given The Ann Arbor News announced it would be a collection site, donations are accumulating during an considerable rate.

Readers started to move donations when a newspaper’s doors non-stop during 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Since then, The News readers have voiced support for a expostulate by email and amicable media. The donations – trimming from food, personal caring equipment and new propagandize reserve to money and present cards – are stuffing The News’ tiny storeroom.

“We’re anxious with a response from this community,” pronounced Paula Gardner, editor.

Staff from a Education Project For Homeless Youth will make a pickup on Friday to transparent a storage area and make room for a second week of a concession drive.

Items indispensable include:

School supplies: Backpacks for all ages (simple designs are suggested); colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, washable markers; index cards and post-it notes; blunt and forked scissors; wide-rule cover paper; pencil boxes and bags.

Hygiene products: Shampoo and conditioner; men’s and women’s deodorant; washing antiseptic ‘pods’ and tiny bottles of plate detergent; toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Clothing: Socks; underwear, generally XS and S boys.

Other items: Cash donations to directly support students as needs arise; present certificates, with Meijer, Kroger and Target suggested; granola bars, ramen, crackers and other portable, healthful snacks.

Donations will be supposed during The Ann Arbor News, 111 N. Ashley, from 8:30-4 p.m. any weekday by Aug 29, 2014.

Donations also are supposed during a Washtenaw ISD’s Teaching and Learning Center, 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Donations of checks or present cards can by mailed to a EPHY during a above address.

Amy Biolchini is a K-12 preparation contributor for The Ann Arbor News. Reach her during, (734) 623-2552 or on Twitter. Find all Washtenaw County K-12 preparation stories on

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