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FWISD Collects Donations for the Homeless

The Fort Worth ISD is kicking off a donation drive for socks, gloves, hats and nonperishable food items that are being distributed to the city’s homeless population next month.

The week of Monday, December 17, donation boxes wil be set up at the FWISD Central Administration Building and six District schools to collect socks, hats, gloves and nonperishable food items. Donations will be accepted through Friday, January 11, 2019.    

Campuses will collect the following which will be added to care packages for the homeless:

Socks: Poly and North Side high schools, Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Eastern Hills Elementary School

Hats and Gloves: Tanglewood and Carter Park elementary schools and Paschal High

Nonperishable Food: Central Administration Building lobby near the University Grill and on the second floor near the stairs 

The care packages and a meal will be distributed to approximately 200 homeless individuals, Monday, January 21, 2019, as part of the District’s first Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Day.

The service event is one of two FWISD employees and students are leading this school year. Students are slated to participate in service projects this spring on Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Day, Monday, March 25, 2019. 

“Service to one’s community is both a responsibility and a gift,” said Mia Hall, FWISD’s executive director for its Equity and Excellence Division and organizer for next month’s employee service day. “I strongly believe in the importance of servant leadership, and as educators we are role models for our students. I’m very excited for the opportunity to impact my community through service and making a difference in the lives of others.”

Approximately 40 campus principals and central administration employees are encouraged to volunteer assembling care packages and distributing meals and care packages for the District’s MLK Community Service Day.

Assembly of the donated items is slated to take place from 8- 10 a.m. Monday, January 21 at the FWISD Central Administration Building, 100 N. University Drive. To sign up, click here.  

Meals and care packages are being distributed from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Safe House, 1505 E. Lancaster, Ave. Sign up to serve here.

Employees must sign up through Voly, the District’s online volunteer management system to participate.

For more details, contact Mrs. Hall at 817-814-2339 or email mia.hall@fwisd.org.