Families Needing Assistance

  1. At my school we offer weekly food bags, Holiday assistance, and clothing assistance to needy families. Most families are great about jumping on the train but I have a couple that aren't. The children come to school everyday wearing the same old tattered clothing and one has asked if the closet in the back of my office had any clothes for her because she needs them.

    Does anybody have any tricks to convince parents to take assistance? My heart aches for these children and I don't want to just let it be.
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  3. by   rdsxfnrn
    This is dishonest, I know, but it is the first thing that popped into my head. Hold a "raffle" that they "win". (giftcards to local stores) OR mail giftcards to home address anonymously. Can't refuse something ifthey dont know where it came from. I realize you would like them to partake of the goods you have available, but might not be possible in this case. Might have to get creative.