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Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition kicks off school clothing drive
homeless clothing drive
Ricky Wright, Assistant Manager for Food Lion in Hinesville, accepts a collection barrel from Coalition President Jim McIntosh.

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 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.

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