COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Homeless students in the Muscogee County School District got a special gift at Monday night's school board meeting.
The Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice partnered with the Sons of Solomon Motorcycle Club to present more than $3,500 worth of school supplies for the district's homeless students during the board meeting.
TThe groups collected six shopping carts filled with school supplies at the Walmart on Airport Thruway in Columbus last month. In 2014 there were more than 950 students experiencing homelessness in Muscogee County.
Organizers say it's all about helping to make learning easier for these students who may be going through a difficult time.
Teddy Reese, an attorney with Georgia Appleseed, praised the hard work of Sons of Solomon.
"These guys, they have a heart of gold," Reese said. "They had these children in mind and their hearts in mind. They put their own personal interests aside on a Saturday morning to collect items for those students who needed it. That says a lot about our community."
The Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law center.