St. Joseph Students Help the Homeless

Published 06/23 2014 04:15PM

Updated 06/23 2014 10:54PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Students at a St. Joseph elementary school are doing their part to help the homeless.

Sixth graders at Humboldt are making hygiene kits for those in need.

Each kit includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, a first aid kit and hand soap among other things.

"We're talking about 500 people that we've got the kits for today that are in need. And they're going to be blessed by having something so small, but impact their lives so great. And these kids are great to come up with the idea," said 6th grade teacher Matthew Musser.

"It makes me feel like I'm actually doing something for my community and we as a group are just so joyed that we are able to do something for our community, to help out,"said 6th grade student Kierstan McMullen.

The students received a Heartland Foundation Jump Starters Grant after writing a proposal on how to solve a problem in their community.
The kits will be delivered to the Salvation Army on Wednesday.

The students also received grant money to expand the school's community garden.

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