Donations Provide Essentials to Akron Kids Battling Homelessness | Kisling, Nestico & Redick
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August 22, 2023

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO- Cleveland 19 News) – Project Rise is working hard to get a group of students ready for the year’s start.

Students struggling with homelessness depend on donations and resources ahead of class for everything from notebooks to shampoo.

“I’m talking to families pretty frequently, 10 to 15 a day, that just aren’t ready for the school year,” said Akron Public Schools homeless liaison Shannah Carino.

She said around 2,000 students, roughly 10% of the district, do not have a permanent home, staying in shelters, couch surfing, or bouncing around hotels.

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