The Mansfield Association of Realtors has made a major donation of hygiene products, shoes and clothing to benefit Mansfield City Schools’ homeless students and their families.
The supplies were presented on Wednesday by Barbara Murray, chief executive officer of The Mansfield Association of Realtors. “We are very pleased to make this donation,” Murray said. “Realtors don’t just buy and sell houses. We are about our communities. We care and we are involved.”
The supplies will benefit students and families aided through Mansfield City Schools S.A.F.E. program (Student Achievement through Family Engagement).
Phil Mitchell, S.A.F.E. co-coordinator, said the donation of hygiene products, shoes and clothing are just as important as the contributions of school supplies made each year by the Altrusa Club and other organizations and individuals. “We serve more than 200 homeless students and their families,” Mitchell said. “Whether they are living in shelters or are staying with with family or friends, there is a constant need for soaps, shampoo, toothpaste and other personal-care products that the Mansfield Association of Realtors has provided. The clothing and shoes also will be very much appreciated.”
Murray said donations were collected over five or six weeks as part of the association’s STARS program – Standing Together, Affiliates and Realtors Strong. Affiliates, she explained, included businesses and groups with which Relators work regularly.
“We select four non-profit organizations every year and work to give them what they need,” Murray said. “What it comes down to is where we live. Where would any of us be without community? Kids are special. We’re very glad to be a part of helping homeless students and their families.”
In the photo above, looking over donations from the Mansfield Association of Realtors are Phil Mitchell of Mansfield City Schools; Barbara Murray, association CEO, and Superintendent Brian Garverick.
Source, Photo: Mansfield City Schools