Jimtown HS club collects supplies for local homeless
Posted: 11/14/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Marlys Weaver-Stoesz
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Students in a Jimtown High School business club set up cardboard boxes during the weekend to draw attention to the homeless and to collect clothes, food and money to go to the Faith Mission in Elkhart. (Photo Supplied)
Students in a Jimtown High School business club set up cardboard boxes during the weekend to raise awareness to the homeless in the community and to collect clothes, food and money to go to the Faith Mission in Elkhart. Pictured, from left to right, are Lots Pinnyei, Abigail Reverman, Kayla Fein, Kyndra Fowler, Jessica DuBois, Caitlyn Wenger and Kelsey Weinkauf. (Photo Supplied)
Kyndra Fowler, Jimtown senior and president of the high school’s DECA business club, explained that the students were in the school’s parking lot with the cardboard boxes from noon Saturday to noon Sunday. About a dozen or so spent the night, while there were more during the daytime hours, she said.
People could drop off clothes, food, money and other supplies for Faith Mission in Elkhart. The more than $500 that the group raised will specifically go to help homeless veterans through Faith Mission, Fowler said.
This was the first year for the event but Fowler said she hopes it becomes an annual event at Jimtown High School.
“We wanted to help out our local homeless as much as we could,” she said.