School reserve expostulate helps 200 Ann Arbor-area homeless students

September 13, 2015 - School Supplies

This year, about 200 homeless students in Washtenaw County will accept backpacks, propagandize reserve and toiletries interjection to a corner bid of a Washtenaw Intermediate School District and The Ann Arbor News.

The Education Project for Homeless Youth, with assistance from The Ann Arbor News, collected supplies, wardrobe and financial donations for a students in Aug and early September.

Nearly 1,300 Washtenaw County students were homeless during a 2014-2015 propagandize year.

In Ann Arbor Public Schools 2 percent of students are homeless, and about 9 percent of Ypsilanti Community Schools students are homeless.

Here is a final total of Ann Arbor News readers’ donations:


Notebooks and paper—152


Pencil sharpeners—84


Markers—49 packs

Glue—62 packs


Tissue packs—35


Pencil Cases—21

Tooth brushes—25




Underwear—15 packs

Socks—10 packs

The Ann Arbor News also contributed $300 value of present cards to Payless shoes.

Last year, a plan supposing 573 backpacks and propagandize supplies, 693 pairs of hosiery and underwear and over 1,030 requests for food assistance to these students and their families.

Lindsay Knake is a K-12 education contributor for The Ann Arbor News. Follow her on twitter or hit her during 989-372-2498 or Find all Washtenaw County K-12 preparation stories on

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