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Hamilton High to help homeless students, families

Hamilton High to help homeless students, families
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By RAJANI RASTOGI, LMSW
Guest Writer

Sixth-graders from Jacobson Elementary and CTA Independence schools are collaborating with Hamilton High School to help our homeless and underprivileged students and families at Hamilton.

Jacobson Elementary gifted students recently stitched bags that included hygiene items for our students and CTA Independence Junior National Honor Society students donated gift cards.

Students from both schools came for tours of Hamilton and they visited our supply room where we distribute food, clothes, hygiene products and school supplies for students in need and they participated in a Mindfulness Session last month.

Jacobson students also participated in a service project to sort food items for the Families in Transition program that aids families that are homeless or in unstable living situations and they prepared school supplies in duffle bags for our Title 1 schools.

We also had an Appreciation Breakfast on May 8 to thank all our community members, Hamilton parents and local businesses for their ongoing donations and support for our underprivileged students and families at Hamilton High School.

Funds raised not only support Hamilton but also support other CUSD Schools in crisis situations.

It takes a village to help our kids and we are so fortunate be part of this amazing Chandler community.

The empathy and compassion we see within our community is so heartwarming. Together, we are making a difference for our underprivileged students!
Rajani Rastogi, LMSW, is a social worker at Hamilton High School.

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