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MCSD: Homeless…not helpless initiative

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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. 

Schools and 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: Jennifer Ogletree, MCSD Homeless Outreach Specialist,  ,
(706) 748-3226, or email .


Participating Schools

Elementary                           Middle                                    High

Blanchard                             Arnold                                   Hardaway

Brewer                                  Blackmon Road                     Kendrick

Cusseta                                Fort                                      Northside

Dawson                                Marshall                               Shaw

Dimon                                   Richards                              Rose Hill

Downtown                             Veterans                   







North Columbus Elementary

River Road

Wesley Heights



Brookstone School



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