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By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Many of you may be shocked to know that more than one thousand students in the Muscogee County School District are listed as homeless and a Columbus organization is trying to help those children and their families.

Executive Director of Valley Interfaith Promise, Victor Feliciano said, "The drive is called "Students Helping Students" and it is a partnership between the Valley Interfaith Promise and Muscogee County Homeless Education and Leadership Program. What we've been able to do is partner together to reach out to all the schools and allow them to have a donation drive within their own schools."

Seven schools in the Muscogee County School District are asking students and teachers to bring in school supplies and other household goods for homeless people in the community.

Feliciano explained, "We've gotten everything from school supplies to basic consumer goods, pampers, paper products, shampoo, soaps, things a lot of people don't think of."

Not only does this donation drive mean a world of difference for the needy individuals, but Victor Feliciano says it's also a teachable moment for the kids, "The students can be able to help students that a lot of people don't realize are homeless and now we're trying to educate the students by saying just because they may look alike and you might be able to hang out with them, you may not know they don't have a place to rest their heads."

The schools participating in the "Students Helping Students" donation drive, are Jordan, Kendrick and Northside High Schools, and Allen, Reese Road, Davis and Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary Schools.

If you want to find out other ways to donate to Valley Interfaith Promise, you can call the organization at (706)494-6348 or visit http://www.valleyinterfaithpromise.com/

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