Change Matters: Student Council Outreach to Support Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 2:56pm

During the weeks of November 11 - 22, our school is proudly participating in an educational fundraising campaign called -- Change Matters -- to benefit Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center -- Howard County’s only 24-hour homeless shelter and crisis center.
Since 2008 Change Matters has been teaching children about homelessness in Howard County, the services Grassroots provides, and reminding students that they are never too young to make a difference in the lives of people who need help.
We are also collecting canned and dry food as well as personal items such as soap, shampoo, and toothpaste to support those who need assistance. Donation boxes will be in each team area.
Grassroots depends upon the generosity of the community to support its free services to people with a personal, mental health, family, or shelter crisis. Counselors staff Grassroots’ 24-7 crisis hotline; see walk-in clients; provide suicide prevention and outreach programs; operate the Mobile Crisis Team and Day Resource Center; and manage the emergency overnight shelter and cold weather shelters.
If you are able to donate, please send the change in your child’s lunch bag or backpack. Students can bring food and personal hygiene items to their team during the campaign weeks from November 11 - 22.