UPS Assembles 500 Hygiene Kits For Atlanta Homeless Teens Heading Back To School In Fulton...

Discussion in 'UPS Pressroom News' started by ROBO MOD, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. ROBO MOD

    ROBO MOD I'm a Robot Staff Member

    Next week students enrolled in Fulton County Schools (FCS) will begin the new school year. Unfortunately for homeless Atlanta teens trying to head back to school, purchasing even the most basic items can pose a challenge. Today, to help with this need, Kevin Warren, UPS’s new chief marketing officer and members of UPS’s African American Business Resource Group (AABRG), in partnership with the Ed Isakson YMCA, led an effort to create 500 hygiene kits packed with bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, lotions and combs. Not having access to these supplies puts students at a disadvantage, as it often affects their confidence and self-esteem. For kids to be homeless yet be able to stay in school, it’s an opportunity for hope. The UPS Foundation also made a $10,000 donation to the Ed Isakson YMCA for their youth programs.
     
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    What about the rest of the year? Hygiene kits aren’t what put these kids at a disadvantage, it’s the system that thinks giving kids these things helps. Get these kids off the street and into some homes with a role model would be what really helps.
     
  3. Tired Driver

    Tired Driver Sisyphus had it easy.

    Where are the parents?
     
  4. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    In prison?
    Being baby mommy/daddy?
    Selling dime bags on the street corner?