Homeless Graduating Seniors Against All Odds Celebration 2018

Our celebration event involves graduating seniors who are homeless and are in the Polk County School system under the care of the Hearth Project.

This past year there were 126 graduating seniors who were homeless, which we helped through the Polk County Schools Learning Support Division Sunshine Committee. These seniors may not have family members to live with. Some live on their own, in shelters or with friends…….they live the best way they can.

They have worked hard and have achieved much in order to graduate on their own.

We have been asked to help again this year with their graduation gifts. This will not be an ordinary gift but will be one to help them eat, live and survive day to day.

Our committee will fill a rolling duffle bag with a basic set of the recommended daily living items so the students can have what they need as they move from place to place.

*We would like to ask the employees of Polk County Schools and the entire community to help us provide these graduating seniors who are homeless with the following needed items:

  • New twin sheet sets
  • Washcloths
  • Towels
  • Chapstick
  • Hair brush & comb
  • Shower puffs
  • Small flashlights w/batteries
  • Small first aid kit
  • Small sewing kit
  • Laundry detergent (Pods only- please)
  • Lightweight poncho
  • Food/Restaurant gift cards in low denominations ($5, $10, $15)
  • Monetary donations : Checks payable to Polk County Schools

Mail all donations to:

Sunshine Committee
Learning Support Division Polk County Schools,
698 Cessna Street
Bartow, Florida 33830
You may also send through the courier to: Sunshine Committee Learning Support Division, Bartow Airbase, Rt. B

These items will help them to get by, day to day, as they leave the school system and head out on their own…….We want to send them off with hope and the knowledge that people in their community care about them……….We thank you all,
From Polk County Schools Learning Support Division Sunshine Committee