School system seeks community help with Purposity

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It is always a good time to help out those in need. Not just over the holidays, Fayette County Public Schools needs your help supporting members of the community through Purposity.

The focus of the Purposity app is providing items of clothing, coats, shoes, personal hygiene items, etc. School counselors and social workers use the Purposity app to enter the needs of students and then notify the community to help meet those needs.

All the public has to do is download the Purposity app from the App Store or Google Play to their mobile phone and select to follow “Fayette County Public Schools.” Followers can then view stories about students in need and how they can help.

Requested items are purchased directly through the app and shipped to the school system in just a few days and then distributed to students by their school counselors and social workers.

Purposity is an Atlanta-based nonprofit whose mission is to connect people in need with those who can help and accomplish this mission through an app that makes it easy for neighbors to help neighbors.

School systems throughout Georgia and around the nation are using the Purposity app to help meet the needs of struggling students and their families who are having difficulty making ends meet due to a variety of issues such as illness, loss of income, change in family dynamics, or a catastrophe like a fire or weather-related damage.

Since Purposity is a nonprofit, all items purchased through the app are tax deductible.

— Provided by the Fayette County School System.