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LSS Donates 43 Backpacks to Refugee Clients with Families Attending School this Semester.

Thanks to generous support from the community, 43 backpacks with school supplies were filled and delivered to young students within the Refugee Services Department at Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida.


Volunteers from the Stillwater community and LSS staff joined forces to pack the donated bags with school supplies for the year, along with cleaning supplies for teachers' classrooms.


The initiative was made possible by the Stillwater community and anonymous donors who provided essential school items, such as binders, folders, and writing utensils.


Additionally, Fifty mesh backpacks and 10 lunch boxes were donated anonymously to support current students for this school year. In addition to our anonymous donors, Several Baptist Health employees provided headphones, while Samsonite generously supplied 50 backpacks for elementary students.


These refugee clients' families come from Afghanistan, Burma, El Salvador, Sudan, Syria, and the Democratic Public of Congo. For many of them , it was their time sending their children to school in Jacksonville.


Any remaining school supplies will be used for future refugee clients’ children supported by the LSS resettlement team.


Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida has welcomed and helped settle refugees to Jacksonville for more than 40 years. Our current Refugee services team speaks 17 languages and offers several programs designed to promote self sufficiency. Click here to learn more about our Refugee Services or to Volunteer.





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