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Washington Township Students Collect Jeans For Homeless Youth | Washington Township , New Jersey | NJ

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY — “When asked, homeless kids often say that one pair of jeans would make them feel normal and like everyone else. This was a worthwhile project that our students eagerly embraced. The response was overwhelming…”

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Homeless Students Hit Record High In Boom Town | Williston , North Dakota | KFYR NBC

WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA — People desperate for work have been flocking to Williston to support their families. But although they might be making more money, the school district says they`re not necessarily helping their children. The problem is the housing shortage. This year there`s been a record number of homeless students in the Williston School District, and administrators think it`s just the beginning.

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Homeless Veteran, Children Get Holiday Wish | Washington | The Columbian

WASHINGTON — Erica Conger stood in her living room and eyed the 3-foot-tall Christmas tree in the corner. Four-year-old Maddox and little Ella, 2, stared at the branches of the tree as the fiber optic lights changed from blue to green to pink. The little ones plucked shiny ornaments from their plastic packaging and shoved them between the branches, unwilling to wait for hooks to hang the glass balls.

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Homeless Families Problem In NYC A ‘Man Made Disaster’ | New York , New York | New York Daily News

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Christmas is beautiful in New York, so much so that thousands of people from all over the world flock here to spend the most joyous of holidays. But for the nearly 50,000 homeless children in this city, Christmas in New York is more Charles Dickens than “Miracle on 34th Street.”

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Homelessness A Problem For Many Schools | Detroit , Michigan | Petoskey News

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — The number of Michigan students without a permanent address has risen dramatically as families lose homes through foreclosure and other strife, including many here in Northern Michigan.

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Homeless Children At ‘Absurdly High Number’ In Country | HTR News | USA Today

One in 45 children in the USA — 1.6 million children — were living on the street, in homeless shelters or motels, or doubled up with other families last year, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.

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Girl Collects Blankets For Homeless At Her Birthday Party | Dallas , Texas | WFAA Dallas

DALLAS, TEXAS — “I had a birthday party at Sleep Experts, and most of my friends came — especially my friends that are in Girl Scouts,” she said. “We brought a little over 50 blankets.” It’s a great idea from a girl whose Scout troop decided to collect and give to the Share the Warmth Blanket Drive. It’s a way to make sure the homeless have a warm blanket as we move into the winter months.

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“Slab City” A Desert Haven For Recession’s Victims | Slab City , California | CBS Evening News

SLAB CITY, CALIFORNIA — Since the housing bubble burst, nearly 4 million American homes have been lost to foreclosure. Now 1.6 million children will be homeless at some time during the year — 38 percent more than at the start of the recession. As CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy explains, unemployment has driven some families to the southern California desert.

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Facing Homelessness During The Holidays | Sioux Falls , South Dakota | KSFY ABC

SIOUX FALLS , SOUTH DAKOTA — 1 in 45 children are homeless in the United States. That is a statistic found in the latest study from the National Center on Family Homelessness. The same report shows a 33% increase the number of homeless children since 2007.

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Stetson University Offers Free Ride To 2 Homeless Seminole Students | Seminole , Florida | Orlando Sentinel

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA — Two homeless Seminole County children who captured the hearts of TV viewers nationwide with their optimism and sincerity are receiving an all-expenses-paid trip — to college. Stetson University, a nationally ranked private school in DeLand, announced Thursday that it’s offering full rides to the Metzger kids, featured in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” show about families living out of their vehicles.

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