Back to School Community Block Party
Hunger and Homelessness 30 Day Challenge
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 12-20th, 2016
Worldwide there are 795 million people in the world who do not have enough to eat (hhweek.org).
In the United States, there are 3.5 million people that end up sleeping in parks, under bridges, in shelters, or in cars (hhweek.org).
Currently, Chattooga County Schools have 183 students who are identified as homeless.
How can you help?
Donate time or money to community organizations providing food, clothing or sheller to homeless in our community.
Contact Michelle Floyd at 706-895-3040 to discuss how you, or your company, can help our school provide homeless children with food, clothing, etc.
Items often needed by students:
SPENT: The first online game about homelessness
• Your savings are gone. You’ve lost your house. Accept the challenge to see if you can make it through the month on your last $1,000, learning quickly how changes in employment, housing, medical costs and other expenses can create an unexpected shortfall.
• Play through a series of difficult challenges that require tough choices about work, where you live and what you can provide your family, seeing all too soon how decisions lead to unimagined consequences. Learn important facts about the condition of homelessness.
Listings of local agencies with descriptions of services, phone numbers, and addresses. Great for any school staff, parent, or community member.
Forms relevant to identifying transient students and providing services through McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant.