December 12 Toy Drive to Benefit Homeless Students

December 8, 2020

toysCincinnati Public Schools' Project Connect will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, books and clothing for students experiencing homelessness from noon – 4 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at Woodward High School, 7005 Reading Road, 45237.

The Project Connect team will be standing outside the school to collect the items, making it a safe event amid the pandemic.

"The pandemic has disproportionately impacted families living in poverty, perpetuating the issue of childhood homelessness in our community. We hope to make the holidays a little brighter for our Project Connect families and students," said Rebeka Beach, Project Connect manager.

Founded in 1996, Project Connect provides advocacy, paired with specialized educational services and lifestyle enrichment opportunities, for children who have neither a voice, nor a choice, in being homeless.

CPS serves about 1,900 students whose families are homeless, Beach said.

When: Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday, December 12

Where: Woodward High School, 7005 Reading Road, 45237