In Focus

In focus 3.23.18

A sample of goods donated by the Jewish community for children who had been removed from their adoptive parents’ home.

Community aids children in distress

Members of the Tucson Jewish community provided clothing and funds to help four children from the Flowing Wells School District who were recently removed from their adoptive parents’ home. After reading about the children’s plight in local media, Mary Ellen Loebl, coordinator of “Making A Difference Every Day: The Homer Davis Project” for the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, contacted the principal of Homer Davis Elementary School, Lyle Dunbar. He said the children, who range in age from 6 to 12, needed clothes; teachers at the school had provided school supplies for them. New clothes, stuffed animals, and books bought with funds donated by Homer Davis supporters and staff at JFSA and the Jewish Community Foundation were delivered on March 2. More new and gently used clothing for the children, as well as gift cards, are also being provided for the children. Additional funds collected will benefit all needy students at the school.