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Local second graders collect items for homeless

Some local students may only be in second grade, but they are making a difference in the community.

Ms. Connie Day’s second grade class at White Pine Charter School has been collecting items for the homeless.

Students donated over 100 pairs of new socks, 18 hats and 15 pairs of gloves for the Homeless Stand Down this weekend.

They also brought packets of Kleenex, cough drops, hand warmers and transportable food items like tuna and granola bars.

Ms. Day’s class decided to collect items after learning about those who suffer around the world.

They learned there are two types of people: those who ignore the suffering and those who try to do something about it.

The students said, “We should help people,” and were especially concerned about people who do not have food or homes.

These second graders challenged other classes to help with this project.

All donations will be given to support the Homeless Stand Down today at the Skyline Activity Center.

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