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Fort Bend Education Foundation Raising Money to Support Homeless Students, Families in Fort Bend

(FORT BEND ISD) – The Fort Bend Education Foundation is raising money to support Fort Bend ISD’s homeless student population. Currently, the district has nearly 1,000 students who are identified as homeless but there are most likely more.

Fort Bend ISD defines homeless as children who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This may include students who are:


  • Sharing housing with others due to the loss of housing or economic hardship.

  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters.

  • Unaccompanied and living apart from a parent or guardian.

  • Living in a public or private place not designated for residence.

  • Living in cars, parks or abandoned buildings.

  • Living in substandard housing, i.e. bus or train stations.

  • Living in motels, hotels, camping grounds due to lack of alternative housing.

Donations will be used to provide students with heavy duty backpacks, school supplies, clothing, toiletries, cell phone chargers, wi-fi hubs, laptops and/or tablets, etc. Donations will be accepted until April 30, click here to donate Fort Bend Education Foundation (givesmart.com). For more information about the services the district provides homeless students, contact Fort Bend ISD’s Homeless Liaison Jennifer Sowells at Jennifer.sowells@fortbendisd.com.


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