Help our students with purpose + generosity — Purposity!

Jackson County School System social workers, from left, Rachel Duke, Destiny Silich, and Stacie Monroe are working to make the community aware of a new way to help local students in need.

Jackson County School System social workers, from left, Rachel Duke, Destiny Silich, and Stacie Monroe are working to make the community aware of a new way to help local students in need.

If you knew a kid down the street who had a simple need — say she needed sneakers for school — chances are you’d help, right?

But, it’s hard to know the needs of real people in your community because there’s never been a way to connect the people who could really use help with the people who want to offer it.

With this in mind, the Jackson County School System is excited to introduce our newest partner, Purposity!

In our mission to offer a challenging and rigorous educational experience for all students in a safe and caring learning environment, our school system — and, in particular, our social workers — are always looking to joining forces with partners and organizations that will help us make a bigger impact in the lives of the students we serve.

Enter our new app partnership: Purposity. Its name comes from purpose + generosity, and it allows you to quickly and easily lend a hand to our students.
By signing up to support our school system, you’re sent one weekly notification with specific needs. It might be a winter jacket for a student in one of our schools or household essentials for a family that lost its home in a fire.

We need 300 “followers” on the app to begin to make needs known to our community. (Update Feb. 12, 2020: we have 211 of the 300 members needed!)

You decide if you want to help, you can meet a need in just a few clicks, right from your phone. You’ll know exactly who you’re helping and why. It’s the simplest way to make an impact locally.

To be a part of our Purposity movement, download the app in the App Store or Google Play, follow the directions to create an account (you can set a goal later), and then navigate to the state of Georgia and choose Jackson County Schools.

Click here for more information (scroll down, past the first “Get Started” link; it’s for organizations to sign up) or call Destiny Silich at 706-367-5151.