"To provide basic necessities to needy students in Hillsborough County public schools." These necessities include: gently used clothing, new uniforms, socks & underwear, shoes, hygiene items, alarm clocks and school supplies.
Why OASIS is Important:
Hillsborough County School District is the 8th largest school district in the country, serving approximately 200,000 students.
Almost 60% of all students in Hillsborough County public schools live in poverty, evidenced by their qualifying for the federal free / reduced price lunch program.
Studies show that students perform better when they are not concerned about lack of appropriate clothing and other necessities.
This program is possible through a unique partnership with some 140 social workers of Hillsborough County School District. When a social worker identifies a child lacking basic necessities, the social worker may visit one of our facilities to select whatever the child may need-- free of charge!
With this quick process and minimal red tape, a child can receive items the same day they are requested.