Volunteer News
October 2016
                     
And our students are going to need coats, hats, gloves, scarves (adult & kid sizes) and kid's snow boots and snow pants!

We will distribute these items to students mid-November through February on an as-needed basis.

If you are interested in conducting a drive of
new items please contact  

Items can also be dropped off at the 
WISD Teaching and Learning Center 
1819 S. Wagner, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106



Holidays are just around the corner!  Please consider helping us provide holiday gifts to over 500 homeless students again this year - sometimes this may be the only gift they receive. 

We can help you set up a giving tree for your business or organization or you can donate items listed below:

Books
Small Non-Electronic Games
Hats
Gloves/Mittens
Gift Bags
Tissue Paper
Gift Cards (Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart, 
Taco Bell, Burger King, etc.)

All items must be delivered by Friday, December 9 
 in order to be distributed to the students before 
the school break.

Click  here for a more detailed list of items 
or contact  Susan Allison
for more information.

Items can also be dropped off at the 
WISD Teaching and Learning Center 
1819 S. Wagner, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We will continue to sort school supplies and pack backpacks and will begin preparing winter outwear and holiday gifts for distribution during the following times:


Monday, October 17 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 18 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 19 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, October 24 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 25 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, October 26 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, October 31 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 1 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, November 2 - 11:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please contact Susan Allison to volunteer. 

According to the Institute for Children and Poverty, 
homeless children are nine times more likely 
to repeat a grade, four times more likely to 
drop out of school, and three times more likely 
to be placed in special education programs 
than their housed peers.

What homeless children need most of all is a home.  While they are experiencing homelessness, however, it is essential that children remain in school.  School is one of the few stable, secure places in the lives of homeless children and youth -- a place where they can acquire the skills needed to help them escape poverty.
 
Our volunteers make it possible for us to keep school a stable and secure place for the nearly 1,400 students we will serve this year.  

THANK YOU!


Oh What A Night!

Ozone House hosted our 8th Annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser on Friday, September 9 and raised over $175,000 to support our various programs serving homeless children, youth and families! Click here for more information.  

Want to know about other volunteer opportunities 
with Ozone House?  
Click here for more information.
 

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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