The Quarterly | DCS Employee Newsletter Issue 14 - Page 24

IN THE COMMUNITY
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IN THE COMMUNITY
DCS ' SUMMER DAY OF SERVICE
Employees provided school supplies and care packages to those in need within their local communities on Thursday , July 28 , 2021 , during the department ’ s statewide “ Day of Service .” DCS employees distributed the collected school supplies and assembled care packages to multiple locations within their local communities .
During the agency ’ s special project , employees collected school supplies to include backpacks , notebooks , pencils , crayons , hand sanitizer wipes , etc ., nonperishable food items , personal hygiene products , and assembled personal care packages beginning in June .
DCS Executive Operations Director Sandra Thomas states , “ DCS takes very seriously our mission to become a supportive part of the communities we serve . The collection and distribution of these items truly reflects the hearts of our employees and this effort represents our department ’ s values of selfless service and teamwork .”

SUMMER SERVICE DAY

Throughout the state , DCS employees visited local schools , shelters , non-profit organizations and homeless persons in need to deliver the school supplies and care packages to those who need it the most . To ensure safety of all parties involved , DCS Post Covid Operations Guidelines were followed during donation collection and distribution .