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LRSD superintendent working from school's roof to collect donations for St. Mark Baptist Church

This is the 5th year for "Poore Man on the Roof," and many schools and community members have donated to the cause.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Little Rock Superintendent Mike Poore is working from the roof today.
Yep, you heard that right.

Superintendent Poore promised to work from the roof of the LRSD admin building on Wednesday, Feb. 10, if his office is filled with donated food. The date was selected by students in the Gifted and Talented program at Stephens Elementary School and predicted to be the coldest in February.

This is the 5th year for "Poore Man on the Roof," and the annual PMOTR campaign has collected nonperishable food items to support families who may face challenging times in the period immediately after the holidays. 

This year the need is compounded with the economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and community members have donated to the cause, including contributing cash donations to benefit Bright Futures and LRSD's Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPS) program. 

Hygiene items and toiletries were also collected for further distribution through Bright Futures.

"In my mind, especially when you have times that are tough, when you get to go do something positive, it uplifts everybody," Superintendent Poore said. "It uplifts the giver and obviously it makes a difference for those that receive."

The donations will benefit the outreach ministry at St. Mark Baptist Church.

LRSD is still collecting personal hygiene items and monetary donations.You can donate on Cash App: $PooreManOnTheRoof.