School students Steven Skelton and Matthew Lane are spearheading a project
to raise money for the local homeless shelters, Gabriel’s Horn and New
The plan was
developed after students learned via a news report that the number of
homeless people in Indiana has jumped by ten percent.
Those students were
in a CHS course entitled Adult Roles and Responsibilities, taught by teacher
Elena Sampalis. The students were asked to research and present information
about different local charities to the entire class.
After all the
information was presented, each student in the class had an opportunity to
vote on what cause the group should support. The class voted to donate to a
local homeless shelter.
students also organized to raise funds for the event and are now selling
candy grams and ‘guess the number of jelly beans in the jar’ for this cause.
The public is
invited to donate to this worthy student cause to help two local shelters
during this giving season.
A donation box is
available in the CHS Main Office for community contributions.