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Gwinnett schools collecting diapers to help flood victims in Texas

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Gwinnett schools collecting diapers to help flood victims in Texas

September 5, 2017

     Couch Middle School is spearheading a diaper collection drive to help flood victims in Texas. Starting Tuesday, September 5, through Friday, September 8, and again on Monday, September 11, Couch Middle School is accepting diapers, pull-ups, and adult diapers at the school, which is located at 1777 Grayson Highway in Grayson, GA. In addition, Suwanee Elementary School, Grayson High School’s Junior ROTC program, Grace New Hope Church, Grayson City Hall, and Dacula/Buford Fit Body Boot Camp also are partnering with Couch Middle to accept donated diapers. 

     Jeanine Kennedy, the Couch Middle School teacher who started the drive says everyone is energized. She says, “There is definitely a buzz around the building! The students have really embraced this drive and adopted our cause and we are looking forward to making this drive a success and showing Texas how great the Grayson Cluster and community are.”

     Devon Williams, the principal at Couch Middle, echoes the praise for the community’s response saying, “Two truck drivers with empty trailers contacted us and have offered to take the diapers to Texas for us at no charge. They heard about our diaper drive and knew right away they wanted to help. These guys have such big hearts, they have offered to organize and pack the materials in their trailers. It is truly amazing how our students and the community are coming together to help people in need. It says a lot.”  

     On Tuesday, September 12, the donated diapers will be loaded onto the trucks and will be taken to the Texas Diaper Bank, a San Antonio based non-profit organization that focuses on working to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities, and seniors. For more information about donating diapers to Couch Middle School, call 678-407-7272. For more information about the Texas Diaper Bank, visit www.texasdiaperbank.org .

 

 

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