Greeley-Evans School District 6 is collecting hygiene items and cold weather clothing to distribute to students in need in honor of November’s National Homeless and Runaway Youth Awareness month.
Greeley-Evans School District’s Families in Transition Program enrolls students in school, and provides resources and materials to academically support students in achieving their education. Over the last five school years, the Families in Transition Program has identified and assisted an average of 635 students per school year. Families and youth in our
community may find themselves in transitional living situations due to a variety of circumstances, including job
loss, home loss, divorce, medical conditions and a variety of economic factors that impact families.
Donations are now being accepted to support students identified in the Families in Transition Program in recognition of the awareness month. Hygiene items are used every day by most people, but a student living in a transitional housing may not readily have those items.
Also, as the cold weather season begins, students are in need of winter clothing that will keep them warm as they walk to school, wait for the school bus and play outside at recess.
Items being requested are:
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Bars of soap or shower gel
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Feminine hygiene products
- Shaving gel
- Beanies or stocking caps
- Winter coats
- Warm socks
Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Items may be placed in the donation box on the first floor of the District 6 Administration Building, 1025 9th Avenue. The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
The donation box will be available throughout the month of November, but donations of these items are always appreciated year round in the Welcome Center of the District 6 Administration Building.