Lori Welsh

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TEAM CHRIS has been an incredible support to our school! They have provided food, clothing, snacks, drinks, grocery gift cards and gifts – such as basketballs, footballs, and headphones for our students. Our students were so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support for them!

Knowing our students have access to food for lunch and during their weekends and holiday breaks is a relief. It is very difficult for students to focus on learning when they are hungry. Children shouldn’t have to worry about getting their basic needs met and TEAM CHRIS went above and beyond to meet the needs of our students.

Most of our students come from low-income families, and we don’t have a PTA to help support our students’ needs. Some of our students are homeless, in foster care or in single parent households. The knowledge that someone who doesn’t personally know them cared enough to provide food, clothing and gifts really made an impact on my students.

I cannot thank Suzanne and TEAM CHRIS enough for caring for our students and showing them that there are people in the world who care about them. Working with Suzanne and TEAM CHRIS has been a wonderful experience. She understands the needs of our students and chooses items that are important to the students. I cannot thank you enough!

With much appreciation,
Lori Welsh, MSW, LCSW
School Social Worker
Wake County Public Schools

Lori Welsh