JMCSS Hosts Uniform Drive to Help Students in Need
JACKSON, Tenn. - As the first day of school is right around the corner, some students may face difficulties getting the uniforms they need.
That is why the Jackson-Madison County school system is having a school uniform drive.
Jackson-Madison County Schools know many students might get nervous to start the new school year, especially if they are facing school uniform insecurities.
That’s why the school district is having its 5th annual school uniform drive from today through July 31st.
“We’ve already gotten several calls, several stop-bys, and so we just want to reach out to the community for them to be able to donate to the cause.”
Social and behavioral services director Rhonda Heard-Bingham reports the uniform drive just kicked off yesterday and is already helping students and families.
The drive is accepting new and gently used school uniforms of all sizes and going straight to students of all ages in need.
Black and white collared shirts, and khaki, navy, and black uniform pants, skirts, and jumpers are being collected.
“We also had students who weren’t going to school due to having ill-fitting uniform clothing, we want the kids to feel good about themselves and what they’re wearing so that’s why we’re doing this, it basically just gets rid of an obstacle for them.”
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