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JacksonvilleHELPS Homeless Students

$2,025 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 11 months
There are approximately 2700 students who identify as “homeless” in Duval County Public Schools. Sabon Greene was one of them. 
Teen servant leaders in the I’m A Star Foundation learned about students like Sabon in 2012, and we held a grassroots fundraiser to help. 
I’m A Star teens launched Jacksonville HELPS (Homeless students Empowered through Leadership, Partnership & Service), a biennial event benefitting homeless students. We partnered with local media to host a 5K and phone bank, as well as two Celebrity Basketball Game Fundraisers. 

To date, I’m A Star Foundation has raised $57,000 and awarded 14 scholarships to homeless students planning to attend college. I’m A Star presented the checks to the county’s homeless education department, which provided transitional housing, uniforms, bus passes, eyeglasses, sports fees and other resources to homeless students.

Sabon received a $2000 scholarship and is now a student at the University of North Florida, studying Highway and Transportation Engineering. He recently came back to say thanks. WATCH VIDEO: 
Now, Sabon is helping us to help more homeless students. Our goal to raise $50,000 in unrestricted funds to cover the following wish list items for the 2700 homeless students identified by the Duval County Homeless Education Department:

Cash Donations for: 

Rental deposits 
JEA deposits 
College application fees 
Miscellaneous School fees 


Gift Cards 

Restaurants 
Food
Phone 

College Bound Students 
Ipads 
laptop 
bedding 
towels 
toiletry items 

Recreational 
Tickets to play/symphony 
Sports equipment 
Cleats 

Educational 
GED supplies 
School supplies 
Calculators 
ACT/SAT fee 
Electronic books 
2 hole punch 
Books 
Musical instruments 
Drawing supplies 
Hygiene Items 

Toiletry products 
Head lice treatment products 

Transportation 
Gas cards 
Bus tokens/passes 
Greyhound Bus fare 

Other 
Eye glasses 
Dental assistance 
Car repair/maintenance 
Doctor fees 
Hotel vouchers 
JEA deposits/forgiveness 
Rental deposits 

Please, donate $1, $5, $10, $20 - any amount you can give. 

Please donate now through September 10th!
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$2,025 of $50,000 goal

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VD
$25
Vernett Taylor Dubois
8 months ago
JR
$108
JeTonne Riley
8 months ago
TB
$25
Tashlai Burney
8 months ago
$20
Rachael Fortune
8 months ago
BH
$50
Beverly Hall
8 months ago
DC
$50
Daphne Colbert
8 months ago
PW
$20
Patricia Wonsey
9 months ago
LC
$25
Lynn Christopher
10 months ago
$25
Carla Jones
10 months ago
$50
Norma White
10 months ago
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