Students in need are receiving help from Long Beach Transit after employees recently donated school supplies, hygiene supplies and food in cooperation with the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ Southern California Chapter Back to School Drive.
The supplies will go to the Long Beach Unified School District’s Mary McLeod Bethune Transitional Center for Homeless Students, which assists more than 500 homeless students each year with referrals for health exams, tutoring and mental health counseling. The center also provides transportation and necessities such as school uniforms, backpacks, hygiene packs and school supplies.
“Long Beach Transit fosters employee engagement and promotes a focus on community,” LBT Chief Executive Officer Kenneth McDonald said. “The level of employee participation reflects the deep commitment LBT has for the communities we serve.”
LBUSD Director of Student Support Services Erin Simon commended LBT employees for the donations.
“On behalf of the families we serve, please accept our heartfelt thanks for the donation of school supplies. The generous gift of LBT employees will enable LBUSD to serve more students and families who are affected by homelessness.”