Backpacks to be distributed to homeless students across the state

More than 600 backpacks go to homeless students
Posted on 10/23/2017
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In a collaborative effort with the Carson City School District, the Nevada Department of Education will divide and pack more than 600 backpacks and books for the education of homeless children and youth across Nevada.

Feed the Children will ship the supplies to the McKinney-Vento Students in Transition Program where items will divide up, assemble and distribute the supplies to more than 17 districts throughout the state.

“Our district and employees are happy to host this activity,” said Mr. Richard Stokes, superintendent. “Our schools are extensions of our community, so providing for students in Nevada who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence is really a part of who we all are.”

Earlier this year in April, Carson City School District’s McKinney-Vento program provided more than 350 pairs of new shoes to pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students in transition.

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