Chesterfield, VA. March 26, 2020 – Our community has been faced with a challenging time given our current environment. We understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on our families and students. From schools closing for the remainder of the academic school year and halting educational opportunities to families facing economic instability and food insecurity, the hardships many are facing are not going unnoticed. A lot has been thrown at Chesterfield County and the world during these last two weeks. However, even with all of that, we still have people asking, “How can we support our community members in need?”
The Chesterfield Education Foundation, in partnership with Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Family and Community Engagement Office and Communities In Schools of Chesterfield, have created different avenues of support. CEF established an Emergency Response Fund to accept donations for Chesterfield families that are in need to combat the impact made by COVID-19. Donations to this fund will be used to serve students and families in our community who are affected by COVID-19 as well as assist in other foundation priorities.
Communities In Schools of Chesterfield and CCPS Family and Community Engagement Office are hosting a Supply Drive so that students have what they need to continue to learn and thrive during the school closures. The supply drive will be between March 31st and April 2nd between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The location of the supply drive will be held at Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull Street, items will be dropped off through Door 20 (13900 Hull Street Rd. Midlothian, VA 23112). All donations should be new and sanitized, some items that are needed are as follows: school supplies, enrichment activities, hygiene items, and household items.
To donate to the Emergency Response Fund visit CEF’s website at cefva.org and for more information regarding the supply drive please contact Wendy Lively at email@example.com or you can visit cisofchesterfield.org.