The Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition has kicked of its 2019 Homeless Student School Clothing Drive with the distribution of its clothing collection containers.
In response to the need of the more than 400 homeless student who receive support from area school systems, the coalition is asking the public to assist in providing new or slightly used school uniforms.
This year’s collection has expanded to help support young children in local Head Start Programs as well.
Clothing to fit children from age 6 months to students in 12th grade will be accepted. All materials will be distributed by the school programs only.
Definition of a homeless student
As provided in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including:
1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship;
2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
3. Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
4. Are abandoned in hospitals;
5. Awaiting foster care placement;
6. Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regularly sleeping accommodation for human beings;
7. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings;
8. Migratory children living in conditions described in the previous examples.
A special Drop-off event will take place during the Hinesville Farmers Market from 3-6 on Aug. 1.
The Hinesville Farmers Market takes place at Bradwell Park on Commerce Street, across from Hinesville City Hall.
A sorting event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Victory Assembly of God, 602 E. Gen. Stewart Way in Hinesville. Volunteers must pre-register to participate.
For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-271-3192.
The following locations will accept donations until July 31:
Anytime Fitness, E.G. Miles Parkway., Hinesville
Anytime Fitness, South 1st Street, Jesup
Benjamin’s Barber Lounge, 101 West Cypress Street, Ludowici
The Heritage Bank, Butler Ave. Midway
The Heritage Bank, Main Branch, Main Street, Hinesville
The Heritage Bank, Ludowici Branch, Highway. 84, Ludowici
Century 21 Action Realty, Gen. Screven Way, Hinesville
Coastal Counseling Center, Cattail Crossing, Suite E, Midway
Coastal Electric Cooperative Highway 17 South, Riceboro
Diversity Health Care, Gen. Stewart Way, Hinesville
Diversity Health Care, Main Clinic, Fraser Drive, Hinesville
Diversity Health Care, Ludowici Clinic, N. McDonald Street, Ludowici
Elaine Boggs Realty, Gen. Screven Way, Hinesville
Food Lion Grocery Store of Hinesville, E. G. Miles Parkway, Hinesville
GeoVista Credit Union, Main Branch, W. Oglethorpe Highway., Hinesville
GeoVista Credit Union, Fort Stewart Branch.
Liberty County Sherriff’s Office, South Main Street, Hinesville
Liberty County East End Complex, Highway 84, Midway
Ludowici Bank, Highway 84, Ludowici
Midway City Hall, Butler Ave., Midway
Riceboro City Hall, Coastal Highway, Riceboro
Molli Maxime, Main Street, Hinesville
Realty Executives Liberty, S. Main Street, Hinesville
VFW, E. G. Miles Parkway, Hinesville
VIP Office Supplies, Central Ave., Hinesville.
Any organization, wanting to be a Drop-Off Location, can call 912-271-3192.