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Kids Without Homes. A Presentation for [name of campus organization]. Contact Information. Homeless Education Liaison. Name: Office Phone: Other Phone: Email:. Discussion Overview. Kids without homes in our community. Ways in which you can make a difference.

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Kids Without Homes

A Presentation

for

[name of campusorganization]


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Contact Information

Homeless Education Liaison

  • Name:

  • Office Phone:

  • Other Phone:

  • Email:


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Discussion Overview

  • Kids without homes in our community

  • Ways in which you can make a difference


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Stereotypes of Homelessness


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Did you know . . .

More than 25 million Americans, including

nearly

9million

children

receive emergency food assistance each

year from America's Second Harvest, a national food bank network of charitable agencies


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Did you know . . .

About 70 percent of the clients seeking emergency food assistance are living below the federal poverty line . . .

Nearly 40 percent have at least one working adult in their “household”


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Who is homeless?

Federal and state laws say that young people who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are homeless


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Life is difficult for our kids without homes


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A helping handmakes a difference


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Your efforts spread

the

Light

of

Hope


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You help change days like this . . .


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into a life like this!


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Examples of service opportunitiesthat you may want to doonce or twice a year


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Service Opportunities

  • providing school supplies

  • sponsoringa book drivefor kids


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Service Opportunities

  • coordinatinga food drive

  • conducting aclothing drive


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Service Opportunities

  • providingcleaningproducts and personal care items


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Service Opportunities

  • collecting household items, suchas lamps and small bookcases


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Service Opportunities

  • raising funds for needed items by organizing . . .

    -- a car wash

    -- a bake sale, or

    -- a garage / yard sale


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Service Opportunities

  • arranging transportation to and from health care appointments


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Service Opportunities

  • organizing a drive for stuffed animalsand toys


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Service Opportunities

  • planting a treeat a homelessshelter


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Service Opportunities

  • offering use of your phone for local or long distance calls (which often have free weekend calls or a flat monthly rate)


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Service Opportunities

  • home-building with Habitat for Humanity

www.habitat.org


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Service Opportunities

  • teaching kids how to playboard games


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Service Opportunities

  • sponsoring a benefit walk or run


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Service Opportunities

  • enjoying outdooractivities together


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Service Opportunities

  • preparing / serving aholiday meal


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Service Opportunities

  • organizing a holiday party


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Examples of service opportunitiesthat you may want to doon an ongoing basis


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Ongoing Opportunities

  • food closet / food pantry


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Ongoing Opportunities

  • meals served on regularly scheduled days / times


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Ongoing Opportunities

  • kids helping kids

  • mentoring

  • tutoring


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Collaboration

When exploring serviceoptions, consider theadvantages of collaboration


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Collaboration

For example,consider local collaborations with:

  • Other campus organizations

  • Local businesses

  • Homeless shelters

  • Civic groups

  • Religious congregations


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On behalf of our community’skids without homes . . .

Thank You!


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Contact Information

Homeless Education Liaison

  • Name:

  • Office Phone:

  • Other Phone:

  • Email:


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