Second grade students in Franklin lead charge to help homeless


Picture of Mrs. Myrick’s class courtesy of Creekside Elementary

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FRANKLIN, Ind. – A second grade class in Franklin is leading the charge to help the homeless population.

This week Mrs. Myrick’s class at Creekside Elementary read and discussed an article addressing the issue of homelessness in Los Angeles. One of the students, Connor Wallace, decided that he and his classmates needed to do more.

Wallace brought in a collection jar, made a sign, and encouraged his classmates to bring in change that they could donate.

Picture of Connor Wallace courtesy of Creekside Elementary
Picture of Connor Wallace courtesy of Creekside Elementary

The class decided that any money they collected would be donated to KIC-IT, an organization who provides a network of support and empowerment for youth in Johnson County to break the cycle of homelessness and promote independence.

Today, the students donated $700 to KIC-IT.

Creekside Elementary Principal Dr. Mark Heiden said, “I am proud of Conner and his classmates for taking it upon themselves to not just read about a situation, but to work hard to make life better for others here in our community.”

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