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June 17, 2013

School uniform drive to aid students in coming year

MILLEDGEVILLE — Local students of Baldwin County public schools will receive some relief in the coming academic year as Baldwin County Family Connection and Communities In Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County collaborate with the community to provide families with much-needed school uniforms.

“Boys and girls certainly need proper clothes to go to school, and a lot of families don’t have the resources to afford them,” said Janet Cavin, local Family Connection coordinator. “We have a lot of families in our counties who haven’t struggled before the economic crisis, but they are in need now.”

Donations of new and gently used school uniforms can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday or until noon Thursday at the Baldwin County Board of Education office or the First United Methodist Church on Log Cabin Road.

“We are collecting collared shirts in red, white and navy blue, and khaki pants in all sizes, from a very young age to the high school age,” Cavin said. “During last year’s drive, we realized a lot of families also needed underwear, belts in black or brown, and socks in all sizes, so we’re also collecting those items this year.”

Once items are collected, uniforms will be distributed to the Early Learning Center, Eagle Ridge Elementary School, Midway Elementary School and Baldwin High School prior to each school’s open house.

“Last year we were able to serve 75 families. It became an ongoing effort throughout the school year with people continuously contributing. We were able to serve Eagle Ridge, Creekside, Oak Hill and Baldwin High,” Cavin said. “We really hope we can serve twice as many families this year as we were able to do last year. Having an opportunity to be able to help families who are struggling is one way the community can work together to help our children succeed in school.”

For more information about the summer uniform drive, or to donate items, contact Cavin at 478-457-2000.

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