I am the Counselor at a K-8 Center in South Florida. I work with sixth, seventh and eighth grade. There are approximately one hundred students in each of these grades.
84% of our middle schoolers come from low income households.
Some parents find it difficult to supply their children with school uniform once the children hit their growth spurt - you know how fast those kids grow! We do our best to help families out by distributing donated school uniforms - but kids also need socks and underwear, which obviously have to be provided brand new.
I would love to have briefs, panties and socks that I can offer to needy middle schoolers. As the school Counselor, I am well-placed to know which families could benefit from clothing assistance. It would be great to have a small supply of underwear and socks that I could offer to teens from less affluent families. We really need to attend to basic needs such as this before we can expect the students to progress academically: imagine how you would feel if you had to attend school in tight-fitting clothes. Your mind wouldn't be on your lessons. Our kids are a fantastic bunch. Please help us look after them!
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