If you would like to donate nice articles of clothing, coats or money to purchase items, call your school’s counselors or PTSA officers to find out specific needs. As counselors, we always preferred that a cash donation not be given directly to a family. You just never know where that might end up.
We have also been very fortunate to have assistance from the fire department, community businesses, local churches and PTSA.
You wouldn’t believe the amount of their own money school personnel spend on just this kind of thing. Thanks for caring, and please don’t just be mad — help do something about it.
Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sally and Jeannie are certified school counselors with more than 50 years combined educational experience. Jeannie has two children, Sally three. The responses presented don’t necessarily reflect the views of any certain school district.