Brevard Public Schools Accommodate More Than 125 Hurricane-Displaced Children, Supplies Needed

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Brevard Schools Foundation seeking donations

More than 125 displaced children, and rising,  from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, South Florida and Texas have entered the Space Coast schools and the Brevard Schools Foundation now is accepting donations for hurricane refugees attending Brevard Public Schools.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – More than 125 displaced children from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, South Florida and Texas have entered Space Coast area schools, and the Brevard Schools Foundation is seeking donations to assist these needy students.  

Items including hygiene products, new underwear and socks, gift cards for food and school supplies are urgently needed.

“These students and their families are facing unbelievable challenges,” said Elizabeth Schreiber, Supply Zone Program Manager.

Donations can be dropped off at the Supply Zone at Clearlake Education Center, located at 1225 Clearlake Road, in Cocoa, through the end of November.

Collected supplies will be packed into backpacks and distributed to all of the hurricane refugees throughout the entire school district.

“Many have had to leave behind the majority of their belongings,” said Schreiber.

“Some are having trouble finding transportation or places to stay.  By providing these pre-packed backpacks with supplies and other necessities, we hope to relieve at least some of their burden.”

For more information on how to get involved with this effort, call 321-633-3660, ext. 301 or e-mail Schreiber.elizabeth@brevardschools.org

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