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Supporting K-12 Students in Lake Wales

Citizen Support Services is a group of people from our community who volunteer their time, talent, and financial assistance to support and advocate for needs that exist within Lake Wales, where existing service organizations are not well positioned to support or coordinate. Citizens of Lake Wales, in partnership with leadership from several community service organizations, aim to ensure support and equity is provided to citizens in need.

During the month of December, members of Citizen Support Services contributed over $750 worth of money, gift vouchers, gift cards, and actual items, to be used to acquire cold-weather clothing items for some of our K-12 students who are lack appropriate items. Below is the statement that was read at the January 19th Lake Wales City Commission meeting.

There is no cost to be a participant in Citizen Support Service. The volunteer group plans to continue meeting virtually, monthly, to discuss ways they can appropriately support citizens in need. The next group meeting will be January 28th at 4:30pm through Zoom. Feel free to join, or share this information with your contacts. Additional information can be found at

We would like to thank the sponsors who supplied financial contributions and/or clothing donations and support totaling over $750 to the Winter 2020-21 Lake Wales Student Cold-Weather Clothing Drive:

• Applied Images

• Bill and Eileen Castle

• Bok Tower Gardens

• First Presbyterian Church, Lake Wales

• First United Methodist Church, Lake Wales

• In Honor of Drs. Linda and Terry Fasel

• In Honor of Family Literacy Academy at Lake Wales

• In Honor of Rotary on the Ridge

• Lake Wales Care Center

• Tommie Wofford Productions


Citizen Support Services, on behalf of students at the following Lake Wales schools:

• Bok Academy North

• Bok Academy South

• Hillcrest Elementary

• Janie Howard Elementary

• Lake Wales High School

• McLaughlin Middle School and Fine Arts Academy

• Polk Avenue Elementary

• Roosevelt Academy

• Spook Hill Elementary


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