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KHSD to partner with Lynx for a Necessities Drive-thru Drop-off Drive

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Posted at 5:43 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 20:43:55-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern High School District is partnering with Lynx, a local nonprofit organization, for a Necessities Drive-thru Drop-off Drive on Oct. 24.

Lynx is accepting donations at its location at 2540 F Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The nonprofit's purpose is to link homeless students and students facing hardships enrolled in the Kern High School District with clothing, school supplies, hygiene items, and food to improve their quality of life.

"Lynx has helped so many students in our district whose families are experiencing financial hardship. They are amazing to work with and passionate about what they do," said Michelle Blalock, KHSD project specialist/Homeless and Foster Youth.

Lynx works closely with school site administrators, counselors, and teachers to identify students in need of support.

Identified students can develop a “wish list” which Lynx works to fulfill.

"At Lynx, our mission is to level the high school playing field by changing stigmas, judgments and opportunities," said Melissa Benson, Lynx Founder

Items needed:
• New male/female undergarments
• Teen girls' clothing and shoes (new or gently worn)
• Teen boys' clothing and shoes (new or gently worn)
• Hygiene items: body wash, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, sanitary items, and toothpaste
• School supplies: backpacks, filler paper, ink pens, pencils, highlighters, and Sharpies
• Sleeping bags, twin size air mattress
• Non-perishable food items: peanut butter, granola bars, instant oatmeal, protein shakes, can items, pasta, and sauce A tax-deductible receipt is available.

For additional information, please contact Lynx at (66) 525-0940 or KHSDLynx@gmail.com.