CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – There are about 3,000 homeless students in the Charlotte – Mecklenburg school (CMS) district. They are struggling to stay warm during these freezing temperatures.
The agency created to help those homeless students called “A Child’s Place” says one CMS student came to class Wednesday cold. The school says the homeless student was at the bus stop with no coat. The counselor immediately called “A Child’s Place” to come to the rescue. It did. The student left school Wednesday with a coat.
“You think that’s just a basic right,” “A Child’s Place” Executive Director Annabelle Suddreth said. “But we all have to think about it – when you are just trying to make ends meet, providing food or shelter over your head, you don’t always have the funds available to purchase a coat for a child.”
Suddreth says the agency needs more coats if more homeless students come forward. You can donate a brand new coat by calling “A Child’s Place” at 704-343-3790.
“A Child’s Place” reports it gets calls monthly about homeless people sleeping in their cars. The agency says once it finds out about that, it tries to find shelter for the families immediately.