Student Support Services are hosting a school-wide community project to help those in need through the Carying Place. www.thecayingplace.org. The Carying Place is a non-profit transitional housing program in Wake County. Families entering the TCP program are homeless at time of entry. TCP supports families in their quest for independent living through mentoring and guidance of Support Partners and Caring Sponsors. The Carying Place empowers families by helping them in various aspects of life, teaching life skills, and families are followed-up with. The Carying Place opened in Cary in May 1993. Monthly, they receive more than 300 requests for homelessness-related services. Their goal is to ‘help working homeless families achieve independent living through mentoring of volunteers providing weekly guidance in managing personal finances, seeking permanent affordable housing, and maintaining a job – breaking the cycle of poverty they have experienced. As Gators, we look times to support others with our generosity, our giving, our sharing, and our love.
Here’s what we are collecting:
Gift Cards: Grocery Stores, Target, Walmart, Gas Cards, etc..
Linens, Towels, and Kitchenware
Toiletries, Male & Female Personal Hygiene Items
Cleaning Supplies/Laundry Supplies
New & Unwrapped Toys, Board Games
We will collect items March 18 through March 28 and our donation day will be Friday, March 29.
Please send in any products to be donated to office 101E, Mrs. Mathews, Student Support/Counseling Office. We will be making sure our Alston Ridge families in need receive gift cards, and any needed items first, and then will donate the rest to the Carying Place. (If you are in need of assistance this spring season, please contact us as soon as possible and we can get you connected with a family or organization that can assist you.)
Many thanks for your generosity & consideration,
Student Support Services
Lori Mathews, Tracks 1&2, School Counselor, [email protected]
Jodie Damrauer, tracks 3&4, School Counselor, [email protected]
Christanne Richardson, School Social Worker, [email protected]
|| Alligator Counselor