Participates in Program Collecting Sleeping Bags for Homeless Children
Speaks to 3rd Graders at South Dover Elementary School
DOVER, Del., (Tuesday, January 22, 2013) – On Wednesday, January 23rd, Lt. Governor Matt Denn will join volunteers at a “Reception for Giving” to highlight the first statewide Sleeping Bag Drive launched earlier this month. The reception and press conference will highlight the Sleeping Bag Drive’s first distribution and a broad commitment to aiding homeless children throughout Delaware. The groups are working in conjunction with the Delaware Office of Volunteerism to support the Governor’s Week of Service.
Newark High School’s Jefferson Awards’ Students in Action team, partnering with the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC) have led the Sleeping Bag Drive, teaming with a wide array of partners representing state agencies, schools, businesses and individuals – all of whom are donating funds or sleeping bags, hosting drop-off sites or aiding with collection. The Sleeping Bag Drive continues through February 28th.
Lt. Governor Matt Denn will join Homeless Education Liaisons and case workers from the Delaware Division of Family Services and students from Newark High School.
Lt. Governor Denn will then speak to the 3rd grade students at South Dover Elementary School about citizenship in government. The Lt. Governor will speak and take questions from students.