Cobb County Students Help Us Meet a Critical Need


Devereux Georgia
Kennesaw, GA - High school students from four local schools played an important role in helping Devereux Georgia meet the clothing needs of the youth in residential care. They helped launch the first blue jean drive, collecting nearly 200 pairs of fashionable jeans from their peers! This was an exciting project that allowed high school students to participate in a meaningful experience and learn the importance of giving and serving others.

Four Cobb County schools participated in the drive: Hillgrove High School, Harrison High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School and Kell High School. These schools were selected because the close proximity to the Devereux campus. Each school appointed a student group to lead the effort. Students were asked to search their own closets to find clothing that was slightly worn and in good condition. They carefully selected their favorite and fashionable jeans to give to youth with extraordinary needs. Knowing that the individuals who would benefit from the clothing were teens like them, who liked to dress well and feel good about their appearance, provided great motivation.

The Hillgrove High School Christian Service Club, with the help of their advisor, Mrs. Peggy Hurst, had the most successful drive which collected 102 pairs of jeans. The Hoya Baseball Team of Harrison High School and Coach Jake Storey collected 24 pairs of jeans from teammates and their friends.

Ms. Natasha Harris, a student at Kennesaw Student University majoring in Sociology, spearheaded this project as part of an internship with Devereux Georgia. Thanks to Natasha’s outstanding organizational skills, Devereux Georgia is well stocked to meet clothing needs for our youth!


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