12TH ANNUAL ACCESSORIES FOR KIDS DRIVE HELPS KEEP DETROIT STUDENTS WARM

NEWS from Detroit Public Schools
Office of Public Relations

Media Contact: Steve Wasko
313-873-4542, 313-212-5636

In an effort to help students stay warm this winter season, the annual Accessories for Kids Drive (formerly the Coats for Kids “Plus” Drive) has announced its 12th annual program. Generous givers have already provided the coats, but accessories are still needed. Items such as knit hats, gloves, scarves, undershirts, socks and tights are being collected now through March 20th, 2009. Purchased items should be in children sizes x-small to x-large. Donations will be accepted at the four following authorized locations:

-Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History located at 315 East Warren

-Detroit Public Schools Welcome Center located at 3031 W. Grand Blvd

-Comerica Bank branch located in the lobby of the Fisher Building

-Detroit Federation of Teachers Union (DFT) 2875 W. Grand Blvd

Joyce Elementary teacher Mearon Lewers, began the drive 12 years ago after noticing students were inadequately dressed for winter. Since its beginning the Accessories for Kids Drive has provided much needed accessories to students throughout the District.

For more information or to send a monetary donation, please contact Mearon Lewers at (313) 822-6587 or mearonlewers@aol.com.

For information about DPS enrollment, call 313-873-7098 or visit our website at www.detroitk12.org.

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