Earlier this year, local children’s advocate and counselor for foster children, Steve Williams, of Loganville, put out a call for help with schools supplies for children in need. He said he had 51 children on his case load, most of them in need of schools supplies.
“I serve Walton, Oconee, Clarke, and Morgan Counties and just about every one of my kids are DFACS or in Foster Care. All of these kids are elementary age,” Williams said at the time. As was the case when he joined with local public safety over Christmas to make sure that a local Monroe family was able to have a Christmas when they didn’t think they would be able to, Williams was again overwhelmed by the way the community stepped up to help.
“All in all, we had enough supplies donated to help 67 kids with their full list of supplies. And many of those that helped have already offered to help restock them at the beginning of the next school year,” Williams said. “Once again, another reason why I love what I do and the communities we serve. So many of these of kids live in or came from severe and desperate situations. A small of crayons or a glue stick is like Christmas morning for some. I just wanted to reach out and thank everyone who helped.”