High School Students Make Large Donation to Homeless Shelter

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

More than 600 female students from 120 Chicago-area high schools came together at one site on Sunday to help make a difference in the lives of others. In three hours, the students collected more than 3,100 pairs of socks in partnership with Buddy’s HELPERS. On Tuesday afternoon, some of those students made a surprise delivery to Franciscan House & Annex, a 257-bed shelter with separate men’s and women’s dorms that has been providing refuge for more than 30 years. The students delivered a $1,000 check and donated socks, which may not seem like a big deal to some people. But to those who need a little assistance, a clean pair of socks can help brighten their day. Students in attendance were Solorio Academy – Gabriela Balderas, Karen Damian and Lauren Perez; Whitney Young – Madison Ekern, Sophie Leib-Neri and Sarah Main. Buddy’s HELPERS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit uniting Chicago-area high school student-athletes and teachers/coaches in an annual community service campaign built around “Making A Difference On AND Off The Field.”

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