Bay District Schools receives $70,000 grant to clothe homeless children

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay District Schools partnered with Girls Inc. to receive a $70,000 grant from Save the Children Tuesday.

The grant will help clothe homeless students in Bay County. (WJHG/WECP)

The grant will go toward buying clothes for all of the homeless students in Bay District Schools. They will be working with the Lynn Haven Walmart, which will be providing all of the clothing requested from each school.

District employees say they hope this grant will ease some of the challenges students are facing.

Luci MacLean, School Social Worker at Highland Park Elementary School, said, "I think just being able to know that that's one less thing they have to worry about is... what they can wear, just having those basic supplies that we have taken for granted for so long."

Homeless students are identified as anyone who marked themselves as homeless or in a temporary living situation on the pink forms at the beginning of the year. Teachers can also request help for a student if they appear to be homeless but are not identifying themselves as being so.

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