“The number of homeless children and youth in the Polk County School System is growing year after year,” said Dee Dee Wright, Polk County School Board Project Hearth Specialist. Homeless children and youth are students who lack a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence. Ms. Wright’s office works to address the needs of Polk’s homeless students year round. One effective program to address the needs of the children who meet the federal criteria of lacking an adequate nighttime residence is Project Fill-A-Bag.
The Dick Pope Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will partner with Wright’s office again this year as they collect basic living necessities. The drive is being directed by the DP/PC Chapter Community Involvement Committee Chair Cassie Jacoby and donations are being accepted immediately.
In order to meet this years goal, it is imperative to have the full support of all communities in Polk County and organizations, clubs, individuals and businesses. Please give and give generously.
Check back soon for drop off locations.
Clubs/organizations/businesses are encouraged to have collection boxes. Please contact Cassie Jacoby at 863-206-6759 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bath Soap Deodorant
Towel Wash Cloths
These few items can make the difference in a child’s life!