Panther Partners…An opportunity to help those closest to us! 


Hello, my name is Karen Schwartz. As the school social worker for Walton HS, Dodgen MS, East Side, Mt. Bethel and Timber Ridge ES, I am sometimes asked to assist families who are struggling economically. We all learn best when we are healthy, fed, clothed, and have the supplies we need. Despite living in a predominately affluent area, there are those who live one paycheck away from a crisis or who simply struggle to stay on top of basic needs.

Last year, I helped many families in our cluster with some sort of economic assistance. Many times, these needs are under $30 - examples include breakfast money, clothing, new sneakers, backpacks, treats for an elementary student’s birthday, snacks for students, among other items.
While I partner with local churches and non-profits, there are little needs that arise periodically so I have created Panther Partners – a group of individuals who would like to provide assistance for needs in our community. If you would like to be included in this list, please email me at Karen.schwartz@cobbk12.org. I will email requests once or twice per month for students in my five schools and will identify in the email the specific school that the request is for because many want to support their particular school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 770.973.7145. Thank you for being part of helping support our community!