Saturday, January 22, 2011

Spreading Warmth to Homeless Children

The generosity of district employees benefited a very special group of students this winter — those students without a home.

Employees demonstrated holiday spirit in abundance during the month of December, with special thanks to the Community Service Association (CSA) and the Education Center Building Committee (ECBC).

Michele Fettig from CSA presented a check for $5,000 to the Office for Children and Youth in Transition. This money will be used to buy critically needed instructional supplies and emergency clothing so that students are able to attend school prepared and warmly dressed.

The ECBC coordinated a drive that collected more than 100 packages of new undergarments and socks for our students without a home. Children and Youth in Transition will distribute the clothing items directly to students in need during chilly winter months.

"Many employees made contributions to this very special group of students," said Pam Hosmer, program manager. "This type of caring and commitment confirms the fact that individuals who work in the field of education are amazing in their ability to think of our students first and foremost, even in a challenging economic environment."

For more information, contact Pam Hosmer at or (619) 725-7652.

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