Cleveland Browns Foundation provides students with Special Teams Packages
The Cleveland Browns Foundation is continuing its commitment to CMSD’s attendance campaign with the launch of an initiative that provides uniforms and other necessities to students in need.
The Special Teams Package program kicked off this week with the first batch of deliveries to schools across the city. It's expected to benefit as many as 2,000 students.
The Browns are the lead partner in CMSD’s ongoing “Get 2 School, You Can Make It!” campaign to reduce chronic absenteeism and improve attendance. In November, the foundation announced a $100,000 grant to Shoes and Clothes for Kids, which is supplying the school uniforms and other clothing for the packages. Each package contains two uniforms, a set of casual clothes, underwear, socks, school supplies and a gift card for shoes.
The attendance office is working with Project ACT, a District program that provides services to homeless students, to identify children who will receive the packages. Individual school staff members can also refer students. The packages are being delivered discreetly to students or parents so students won’t feel embarrassed, Hobson said.
The Browns Foundation is encouraging fans to support the initiative by volunteering to help assemble the packages. To volunteer, send an email to info@SC4K.org.