Contractors Fill Backpacks For Homeless Students

Homeless Students

Homeless Students

It has to be noticed that the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors and its Community Outreach Committee will conclude a 60-day blitz Friday to help fill the backpacks of the more than 3,500 homeless and transitional students in our community.

At that, sixteen companies have gathered a truck load of basic school supplies for the Washoe County School District’s Children in Transition Program which serves children living in motels, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, Kids Cottage, or are an unaccompanied youth. Annually, over 1 million children experience homelessness. Going to school gives these students stability, security and a safe place to grow.

Members of the Community Outreach Committee and AGC donors will present supplies to CIT at 1 p.m. Friday at the Nevada Chapter AGC offices, 5400 Mill St., in Reno.Homeless Students

CIT removes barriers to school enrollment including: transportation to school of origin, nutrition and health services, and summer school.

Participating Nevada Chapter AGC firms included:

  • Nevada State Development Corp.

 

  • Q&D Construction, Inc.

 

  • A-1 Steel , Inc.

 

  • Heritage Bank

 

  • CFA, Inc

 

  • Southeast Connector

 

  • Medical & Professional Couriers

 

  • Black Eagle Consulting

 

  • Gilbane Building Company

 

  • Quality Control Systems

 

  • Atkins

 

  • JK Belz & Associates

 

  • Taylor Made Solutions

 

  • Granite Construction Company

 

  • Construction Materials Engineers

 

  • J & J Mechanical, Inc.