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Tabby’s Clothesline Appreciates Our Heroes

On behalf of Marietta City Schools and our Tabby’s Clothesline project, I would like to thank the following participants for making our Fall Community Resource Fair and Clothing Giveaway a successful event. Although the morning traffic was slow, our afternoon provided opportunities for many families to find out information about the awesome programs our community has to offer and to find clothing items that were much needed for their children.

Our community resource providers present, who are always available for our families, included Cindy Davis, Executive Director of Family & Children First, Beth Casto and Diana Drost, representing Marietta City Health Department, Melissa Doan and Barb Weaver representing Washington-Morgan Community Action, Brandi Koscho and Sarah Miller representing Educational Talent Search, Charlotte Kuehn, one of our R.S.V.P. volunteers with Tabby’s Clothesline and The Laundry Project, Marietta High School students assisting included Jillian Middleton, Haley Betzing, Ellery Hollister, Kristen Schamp, Eva Lesher who were asked to learn about and represent R.S.V.P’s The Laundry Project. These young ladies are working towards certification hours as Community Health Workers.

Another MHS student, Andrew Kingry, asked if he could help out during the project. He had me at, “May I help you?” Andrew’s passion for helping others has been instrumental in development of several clubs at MHS as well as regular recycling. Additionally, Washington Elementary staff and administration including Andrea Spanner, Bonnie Dailey, Kelly Ross, Joyce Murphy and Alicia McIntire deserve a huge thank you for their hard work in prepping for and assisting during and after the event and last but not least, a huge thank you to Mark Doebrich for always giving your time to improve the lives of our future.

Tabby’s Clothesline has evolved into three sites serving all of our buildings allowing staff to assist students quickly and discreetly with school supplies, personal hygiene products and clothing items with an average of 300 students served yearly. We work to respond to trends as they evolve by keeping Tabby’s Clothesline as up-to-date as possible so we can offer our students items they feel comfortable in.

Marietta City School District is incredibly fortunate to have such a supportive staff and community-at-large. You are all heroes helping to make this much needed project a continuing success.

Lynn Doebrich

Marietta