Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults cannot work effectively and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem. But, for the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.”
One in five children is living in poverty.
“Today, it is freezing and we have students coming to school in tee shirts…” Hear this teacher’s plea.
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