Hillsborough County is the 7th largest school district in the U.S., and sadly, 60% of its students qualify for free lunch, and over 4,300 students identified as homeless. The Oasis Network, an organization that provides clothing and fundamental necessities for at-risk and low-income Hillsborough County students, has made it their mission to serve as many of them as possible every year.
Yesterday, they distributed hygiene kits to the students and families at Potter Elementary. The hygiene kits include toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, and deodorant for pre-teen and teens.
“We know that these simple necessities add up for many of our families and wanted to make them available all summer at the school sites,” stated Ginger Bean co-founder and advisory board member of Oasis.
“Oasis can offer our services through our unique partnership with some of the 140 social workers in the Hillsborough County School District,” said Ginger. “Throughout the year, when a social worker identifies a child who lacks basic necessities, the social worker can visit one of our facilities to select whatever that child may need – free of charge!”
“Oasis is helping our kids stay healthy, stay clean, and stay safe,” says Krysti Frey, the school’s social worker. “We are fortunate to have Oasis on campus today, helping our families.”
This is Why #WeAchieveTogether.