Emergency Kit Drive results will assist many Lexington District One students in Need 

September 24, 2020

 September 24, 2020: During August, the Lexington One Educational Foundation held a donation drive and asked colleagues in Central Services to give items to create Emergency Kits. The district social workers need these kits to help families throughout the school year. The social workers give the Emergency Kits to Lexington District One families who find themselves temporarily out of a home due to a fire, flood or other desperate situation. 

Each kit includes items such as the following: 

  • Bath Towel 
  • Washcloth 
  • Soap or Body Wash 
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner 
  • Deodorant 
  • Lotion 
  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Bandaids 
  • Q-tips 
  • Hair brush and/or comb 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Masks 

We had a great response from Lexington One Central Services staff and Foundation board members this year! As a result, the Educational Foundation staff made 50 Emergency Kits and a generous employee donated 10 completed kits for a total of 60 Emergency Kits this year! The estimated value of all items donated equaled more than $1600, so thanks to everyone who was so kind to contribute to our efforts this year! 

In particular, we would like to thank Lexington One employee Jennifer McArthur-Gilliam; Foundation board members Dr. Tom Trinkner, Rosemary Wilson, Lisa Phillips and Alisha Millwood; and River Oaks Advanced Dentistry team for their more significant contributions to the 2020 drive. 

In addition, we were thankful to a Lexington District One student who helped Foundation staff pack many of the bags with the donated items. All donations were sorted and then packaged in large plastic zip lock bags that can be easily grabbed and handed out quickly to families in need. 

Our heartfelt thanks to all who so generously assisted in our 2020 Emergency Kit Drive! The Lexington District One students and their families who receive these kits will be so thankful for the kindness extended to them! 


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