Fourth graders raise hundreds to buy hygiene products for those in need

Students complete ambitious service project
Posted at 7:08 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-17 20:16:04-05

FISHERS -- A group of fourth grade students at Cumberland Road Elementary School is out to prove you're never too young to make an impact on your community. The class has raised more than $600 dollars to purchase hygiene products for the homeless and brought in thousands of donated items. 

The fundraising effort came as a service learning project to help others in need. "We've been reading and learning about people who aren't as fortunate," said Tristan, one of the students who appeared in a video the class produced for the project.

"We have more than some other people do, so we're going to help the Hamilton Southeastern homeless with stuffing socks." 

"They would love if they could spread the kindness and show how a group of people can make a difference," teacher Joshua Halliwell said in an email to RTV6.

The students will fill up the socks with hygiene products to deliver to Third Phase homeless shelter in Noblesville on Thursday, Dec. 21st.