Student in Need Expands to Havre – Great Falls Tribune
From the creators of My Neighbor in Need, www.mystudentinneed.org is a website that provides a private and nurturing way for teachers and faculty members to ask for help for a student in need and a way for the community to give back.
Two milestones are celebrated
My Student in Need, a division of My Neighbor in Need, has expanded its “Reach of Hope” to the Hi-Line by providing the free service to Havre schools. This brings the number of schools using the My Student in Need system to 70.
In addition, My Student in Need has just completed its 1,000th need request fulfillment. The website and system is the creation of Great Falls resident Dave Snuggs and through a partnership with Havre schools, allows for selected school administrators to submit a request for help with a specific need, such as school supplies, clothing, lunch money, etc. for their students in need. Need requests are posted live on the www.mystudentinneed.org where anyone in the world can review them and offer help to fulfill the request.
No one knows the identity of the student except the teachers, who are encouraged to notify the school administrators when one of their students may be in need. The only information provided to the school administrator is the age, gender, grade and need of the student. Once the needed item is donated, the teacher presents the item to the student in a nurturing and private setting.
The 1,000th completed-need request was for single-ride bus passes for North Middle School students on the homeless list who have sports and club activities as well as some who have extra classwork.
If you would like to help, visit www.mystudentinneed.org and scroll down to the list of schools. The number next to the school represents the number of current needs at that school. The needs can change every day. Find a need request and click on the Fulfill This Need Request button. Or you can call 406-750-2542.
Financial needs donations are made directly to the business that will fulfill the need or to the school. Send financial donations to: My Student in Need, 525 Central Ave., Great Falls, MT 59401.
Remember to make checks payable to My Student in Need. Your donation is tax deductible.