Volunteer News
May 2017
 
This spring, nearly 70 students who have experienced homelessness will be graduating from high school!  We sought out your help in order to recognize their amazing accomplishments.   

Because of your generosity, the Education Project has collected enough gift cards to supply each graduating senior with a gift to celebrate their hard work!
   
Thank you for your support! 
 
Thanks to votes from the community, Ozone House has made it into the top 5 in a competition of local organizations that will receive a portion of a $13,000 donation upon the closing of  The Bouma Group - Ann Arbor Real Estate  100th home sale. 

Round 2 of the campaign will run through May 21st at midnight. HINT: Put it in your calendar with an alarm to remind you every day until the 21st! Please tell all your friends and family to support Ozone House. The work we do with youth in Washtenaw County saves lives.

Click here to vote for Ozone House!
 We had so much success with the gift card drive for our graduating seniors that we want to continue the efforts for some of our other families!  

Summer break is coming up and,  while their kids are not in school, some families may have less access to food support.  As such, we would like to increase our general supply of gift cards in order to help cover some of those gaps in access.  

Throughout the month and into the summer, we will be collecting fast food and grocery store gift cards such as: Kroger, Meijer, Walmart, Subway, McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, Panera, etc.
 
Gift cards can be mailed or dropped off to:
The Education Project
WISD
1819 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
 
Thank you again for your support!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 
Tuesday, May 16,  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Organize inventory, assemble school supply packages, sign graduation cards
 
Thursday, May 18,  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Organize inventory, assemble school supply packages, sign graduation cards

Please contact  volunteer.educationproject@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer on these or any other days.  We want to be respectful of your time and involvement, and contacting the office beforehand helps us to confirm that there are volunteer needs on any specific day.

In the coming months, we will be combining The Education Project Volunteer newsletter with the Ozone House Volunteer newsletter.  Our goal is to provide timely information about meaningful ways for community members to help make a difference in the lives of homeless children and families. 

In the meantime, c
lick here for more information about other ways to volunteer with Ozone House.
 

If you know a youth or family who could benefit from
Ozone House services,
please have them call our 24-hour Crisis Line:

734.662.2222

There is always somebody here to listen. 
 
The Education Project
 

The Education Project, sometimes known as the Education Project for Homeless Youth, is designed to ensure that students experiencing homelessness or unstable living situations enroll, regularly attend, and succeed in school.  Under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, students who are homeless must have equal access to free and appropriate public education

The Education Project works closely with liaisons in the school districts, allies within each school, community partners, and families to identify and serve all youth affected by homelessness. 

                             
 Ozone House |1705 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 
Crisis hotline: 734-662-2222  Office: 734-662-2265 | email:  news@ozonehouse.org | www.ozonehouse.org




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