On Feb. 19, counselors from each of the six schools in the Owen Schools District met with Hand in Hand to share first semester reports of how funds given to the schools have been used to meet needs of students.

While some of the stories brought tears to the our eyes (i.e., 25 homeless students in our district), it was heart-warming to know that Hand in Hand is making the school day for some. We were told of winter coats and shoes bought for some. Others graduating mid-term had caps, gowns, senior pictures and diplomas provided.

Hand in Hand helped others go to the F.F.A. national convention. Some had lunch paid for, lice treatment and funds for the SAT test. The list goes on.

Thank you to our community for helping to make all this possible. Almost $8,000 was distributed.



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