Congratulations Mark and the Family Resource Center! What a wonderful gift for a very deserving group. Merry Christmas.
I don't know of a more deserving community service than JFRC. Mark does fantastic work and his community is lucky to have that center. I am certain they will make good use of the funds.
Keep it up.
OMG, 20% of the students at Jamestown Elementary are homeless? That is just so sad. It just breaks my heart. Why would Child Protective Services allow this to continue? I know kids want to be with their parents - but it should be parents that can provide shelter for them.
Kids homeless. That is more than sad, it's a travesty.
I judge a nation by how they treat their elderly and their children.
We FAIL that test.
I remember that my card at school was a different color.
I hope that kids can't see that today. It was humiliating...being heckled by kids who could afford to pay and me having to take charity..but I didn't think of it as charity...charity would have not made my lunch card a different color. ...and charity wouldn't have made a public spectacle of it.
Any of you remember that?
@pbl : I had the same reaction. 20% of elementary kids homeless???? If the schools know who these kids are, then why are they still homeless???? Yikes! Horrible!
something is wrong here, very wrong.
Yes, it's unbelievably sad that kids are homeless. BUT, that doesn't qualify as abuse. People who don't work in schools don't understand what it takes for CPS to take kids away. Lots of reports are made, when kids with homes ARE being abused, with no action taken except an investigation. So, unless there is abuse, being homeless isn't going to get them taken away. FPS is too overwhelmed. Besides, schools HAVE to provide an education. And, being homeless can include being in a shelter or motel, or living temporarily with others. It doesn't just mean living on the street.
I'm sure that those of you who are shocked, immediately contacted the school, gave them your name to take in a homeless family. No? To anyone who speaks one word against bringing in industry, corporations that supply well paying jobs, then you can point the bony finger right back at yourself as part of the problem. There are many highly intelligent people with good educations that can't find employment in this area and the jobs they find won't pay the rent. People and supervisors need to take their heads out of the pristine sand and face reality. In another school, 53% of the kids are being raised by people other than their parents. @Leaperman621, the color of the card didn't change who my friends were and today, they're some of the finest people in the community. Congratulations to JFRC!
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