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Students of The Glenholme School Continue to Help Flint Kids

The Glenholme School, one of the nation’s most comprehensive special needs boarding schools, continues to help families affected by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Press Release – WASHINGTON, CT – March 2018 – In 2014, the water crisis in Flint Michigan made the headlines daily. The Glenholme School, a special needs boarding and day school, responded with aid through its “Fund a Fresh Future for Flint.” Nearly four years later, as the crisis continues quietly away from the nightly news, it is no less critical. Glenholme honors its promise to maintain support for Flint and its families for as long as it takes.

During the school year, all liquids including soups, soda and water, sold in The Commons — the on-site, student-operated vocational café — have a fundraising surcharge for the benefit of the Flint families affected by the water crises. Four times per year since 2014, the school has sent funds to the Foundation for Flint, which is synonymous with FlintKids.org. The most recent donation was made in January of 2018.

In response to the school’s recent donation in December, the Foundation for Flint staff member wrote a personal note to the school. She said, “As an employee of the Foundation, I’d like to thank The Glenholme School for their support! As the parent of a child who was exposed to lead in his drinking water, please accept my personal gratitude for your continued kindness.”

Collectively, the donated funds from Glenholme for FlintKids.org have surpassed $2,400 and the school aims to continue the endeavor until the restoration of a healthy water supply to the Flint community is complete.

The families of Flint still have a long road to recovery. And every effort, no matter how big or how small, makes a difference. Everyone at Glenholme is proud to do their part.

About The Glenholme School:

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health — The Glenholme School is an independent, coeducational, special needs boarding and day school for young people with high functioning autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, OCD, Tourette, depression, anxiety, and various learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most vulnerable members of our society. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit http://www.theglenholmeschool.org/.


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