Not all children have it as good as others. An estimated 4,922 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students have been identified as homeless for the upcoming school year. That is a spike of 4.5 percent from last year’s estimate of 4,711 homeless students.

The Daily Post firmly believes that each and every child deserves the same chances and opportunities to a solid education for a brighter future. AT&T  Pioneers is helping make that happen, and giving local homeless children get a fresh start to the next school year with a donation of 500 book bags and other school supplies to A Child’s Place.

It’s a generous donation, but the need is still there. A Child’s Place is asking the community to get involved. The organization needs an array of items, including pens, pencils and crayons, along with notebooks, binders and folders. It is also in need of public school uniforms, particularly pants and long-sleeve shirts, and book bags for elementary and middle school students.

While out shopping for school supplies for your children this summer, why not pick up an extra notebook or binder and drop it be A Child’s Place, located at 601 E. Fifth St., Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Find more information at achildsplace.org.

By helping empower the children in our community, we only grow a better community for the future of all children.

From Charlotte Parent Magazine, July 17, 2012

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