Let’s help enrich the lives of our students

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Once again, our county’s educators are making headlines, this time with their generosity.
Saturday, the Picayune Item reported on the efforts of Picayune Memorial High School social studies teacher Allison Wheat.
She provides clothing and personal hygiene products to students who live in homes where financial issues present problems.
This is where the community plays a part. Everything Wheat receives is donated from caring residents of Pearl River County.
She also gathers gently used prom dresses for students who cannot attend dances.
Last year, Wheat collected 150 dresses and cosmetology students from Pearl River Community College and representatives from Ulta helped the girls achieve their finest looks.
In today’s economic climate, two parents working full-time may provide just enough income to keep a roof over a family’s head and food on the table.
There may also be other problems in homes, which prohibit these students from having the things they need.
Again, our teachers are providing our students with more than just an education, they are showing them kindness and how to help members of your community.
The Item applauds Wheat’s efforts and hopes she continues to make a difference in the lives of her students.
We also thank all community members who have donated these items. You put a smile on someone’s face and that is something to be proud of.
Wheat is still collecting items such as gently used maroon, gray or white shirts, belts and khaki, gray and blue pants. Anyone who has a prom dress is welcome to donate those as well.
The items can be dropped off at the school.
If you can, we encourage everyone to make a small donation to the cause and help strengthen and enrich the lives of our students.

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