NC school district uses app to help homeless students

SMITHFIELD, NC (WTVD) — Johnston County Public Schools is using an app to help homeless students struggling during the pandemic.

The district posts specific needs of homeless students and their families on the Purposity app, while keeping students’ identities private.

Requests range from detergent (so they can have clean clothes at school), to cleaning supplies, to a bed frame.

Community members can fulfill the requests and Amazon ships them to the district, which gets them to students and their families.

“We’re able to really connect parents with those things that other people may not think of as luxury items, but having kitchen towels in your kitchen is a luxury item that they may not be able to afford,” said Charity Pate, Johnston County Public Schools Social Worker.

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