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Ridgeland Police Department leads community school supply drive

The Ridgeland Police Department is leading a school supply drive for underprivileged students of Highland Elementary School (grades 3-5) in Ridgeland.

The goal is to provide disadvantaged students with resources such as school supplies while also meeting essential needs such as food for the weekends and holidays, toiletries and clothing. Approximately 50 students at Highland Elementary currently utilize Counselor Lillian Dozier’s “clothes closet,” where these children can discreetly obtain what they need, as long as supplies are available. These children in Ridgeland are in need of proper nutrition while away from their meal programs at school, basic necessities and school supplies.

The Ridgeland Police Department is seeking help from the community in order to meet the needs of the recipients of Ms. Dozier’s clothes closet program. Businesses, churches, organizations and citizens may provide donations of money or supplies.

What is needed?

Monetary donations, clothing items, toiletries, food and school supplies from the 2017-2018 supply list are needed. Please refer to the School Supply Checklist for specific needs. The Ridgeland Police Department has raised over $3,000 but much more is needed.

Where do I take my donations?

A donation box is located in the front lobby of the Ridgeland Police Department at 115 W. School Street. Items may be dropped off 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Donation checks may be made out to the Ridgeland Police Department and hand-delivered to the front counter.

Checks may be mailed to:

School Supply Drive

Ridgeland Police Department

P.O. Box 875

Ridgeland, MS 39158-0875

For more information, call Officer Sara Perkins Ladnier at 601-856-2121. This is a pilot program of the Ridgeland Police Department.