Volunteer News
November 2017
 
You have made a tremendous impact on the lives of students and families!

We can't express enough how grateful we are for your support of our work with some of Washtenaw Counties' most vulnerable youth.  Because of your selfless donations and volunteering to organize school supplies, clothing, toiletries, and more, this year already, we've provided various supports to over 600 school aged youth in dire need.

Here at The Education Project, our goal is to make sure that no child in our area is ever without resources to go to school.

While we are heartened to have filled over 1,300 requests for support to students and families this year, the unfortunate reality is that many homeless school aged youth in Washtenaw county are still fighting to have their basic needs met.  
 

In order to meet the consistent needs of our students, especially in winter, we are specifically asking for donations of coats of any size, or for any of the following:
  • Coats (M or F)
  • Underwear (M or F)
  • Gift Cards to purchase coats or other clothing items
  • Gift Cards to purchase food (e.g. McDonald's, Kroger, Subway, etc.)
Donations of coats and other items 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!
 
If you are interested in more volunteer opportunities with The Education Project, we are asking for donations and volunteers for our Holiday Drive. Our capacity spikes around the holidays as we try to provide all the students we work with a special holiday gift.  Some examples might include:
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Matchbox Cars
  • Art Supplies
  • Children's Books
 
For more information on our Holiday program view our holiday giving flier or email : volunteer.educationproject@gmail.com

For Holiday Drive volunteer sign ups please click the following link to register:   VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

We will be accepting holiday donations up to December 8, 2017



We extend to you our most heartfelt thanks!
 
Your donations of time and treasure have already made a real difference in the lives of the youth we serve.  Thanks to you, 600 youth (and counting) will attend school with warm clothing, school supplies, toiletries, a warm meal, and are better off than the night before.

For other holiday giving opportunities at Ozone, please click here: Holiday Donations
 
Thank you once again for your donations. It means the world to us!




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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