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Helping Kids In Need

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
~Edwin Hubbel Chapin

MISSION AND GOALS
To reach out to children in need wherever they may be and whatever their needs may be.  Every child matters, and Jenny's Cause 2 wants children to know that there are people in the world willing to help.  The main goal is to be available to every student who needs us.

WHAT IS IT?
This project will enable us as educators, parents, and students to help students in a way we have never helped before.  Now the students who used to fall through the cracks will have a place to get necessities, such as clothes and toiletries.  This project is called Jenny's Cause 2 and it began in the Washington School District as Jenny's Cause.  Meramec Valley R-III is the 2nd district to implement the program.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
A student/teacher/counselor contacts Lindsy Hendricks, our Jenny's Cause 2 Coordinator, at 636-271-1481 or via an order form.  They leave a message about what the student needs (perhaps a hoodie and a pair of jeans).  Lindsy will put these items together in a backpack, along with a care package containing toothpaste/deodorant/etc.  This backpack will be taken to the student's school and left at the office for that student to pick up at their convenience, quietly and discreetly. 

There is a note in each backpack listing contact names and numbers if the student needs any other items.  The items will be supplied until the student no longer needs them.

WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP!
We would appreciate donations of gently used teen clothing (no socks/underwear) or new toiletries like shampoo, deodorant, hairbrushes, socks, etc.  We might also need help organizing our supplies. 

Jenny's Cause 2 serves the entire Meramec Valley R-3 School District.  Contact Matt Agee, Riverbend Principal, if you need more information.

Click HERE for a Jenny's Cause 2 Need Request Form.