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It's a well known fact that confidence is the cornerstone of success. For a child to start out early in life without this key component, they start out at a distinct disadvantage.
in our community
Columbia County’s commitment to families and children is enviable, as we are a community that upholds those values in our giving. Dr. Sandra Carraway, Superintendent of Columbia County Schools had this to say about the generosity of the Columbia County community: “We are so very thankful to have people in our community who care for the needy children in our schools and are taking action to help us provide much needed items, such as socks and underwear, along with other resources. This kind of concern for others and the generosity of so many in our area are what make Columbia County a great place to live!
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To help kids start out with a fighting chance requires many hands. We've got the process to help in place, but we need more help, and that's where you come in.
While you can volunteer with us directly, even traveling to provide needy schools with new socks and underwear, there's much you can do on your own. Contact us to learn more about opportunities and ideas for donating, fundraising, hosting events, campaigning, buying gifts, and involving your school or company.
Make a donation to one of our drop off sites.
Can't spend a dime?
Then, spend some time... helping us help those in need.
Lack of the essentials can be embarrassing. It can break concentration and make the future seem impossible. Having basic needs met is essential to creating self esteem.
Many of the children within the halls of our schools system are going without basic necessities like clean socks and undergarments. Brian Adams, Social Worker for the CCBOE says, “In Columbia County we see several needs, limitations and stigmas related to poverty that severely limit students’ abilities to function in a classroom setting and fully achieve their given potential.”
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is asking area businesses and residents to help lift a student’s self-confidence by donating a package of socks and underwear for children age 5-18.