School is just a few weeks away which means many parents are beginning to shop for back to school uniforms and supplies.
Today, there are 22 children who live at the Sybil H. Smith Family Village in Mobile. It’s associated with dumas wesley and is a transitional housing program for families down on their luck, who don’t have a home of their own. The people at Dumas Wesley are holding a school uniform and supply drive for the families who live there. They are asking the community to help by donating uniforms for boys and/or girls of all sizes to the Dumas Wesley Center.
“Kids in general, a lot of times either going to a new school or facing a lot of the obstacles that our children face, we really want them to go in with a smile on their face feeling good about themselves,” says Joni Hendee. Hendee is the Communications and Marketing Director for Dumas Wesley.
One of the mothers who lives at The Village, Florence Wright says she is appreciative of those who can donate to help her children out when it is time for school to start.
“Trying to get back and forth to work and pay your bills, you just don’t have it. You just don’t have it, and as a mother you feel bad,” says Wright.
If you’d like to donate to The Village at Dumas Wesley, they are taking all sizes for boys and girls. Because a lot of schools have specific colored shirts students have to wear, you can call The Village to see what color shirts their children need.
Just call the number 251-473-5526 or visit their website, www.dumaswesley.org.