Ripple Kids

Outfits in Overnight Bags 

20.00 hours

Posted by: Jrmadgirl

Here's how we're taking action in our community:

I collected new and gently used clothing for the Tustin apartment fire victims which included kids, moms, dads, and more family members.

I made announcements at school and I went around my neighborhood with flyers. With my friends Allie and Iris we were able to collect and deliver six carloads of shirts, pants, shorts, dresses, shoes, socks, jeans, hats, coats, school clothes, baby clothes, and play clothes.

We delivered these in the backpacks, duffel bags, suitcases, gym bags, and tote bags we also collected.

Here's how we got the idea:

My mom told me about the fire that happened in my own city. I felt bad for kids just like me who lost everything and I wanted to help them.

These are the steps we took:

I made flyers to send home in the classroom Friday folders. I made posters to put up around the front office and left bins for people to put stuff in. I got up in front of the school to make announcements. I picked up all the bags that my classmates and their families dropped off and made six deliveries to the place that was taking the clothes and stuff. I went through my neighborhood with a wagon and collected things from my neighbors too.

Here are some of the results:

With my friends Allie and Iris we were able to collect and deliver six carloads of shirts, pants, shorts, dresses, shoes, socks, jeans, hats, coats, school clothes, baby clothes, and play clothes to the people.

These are the people who volunteered with me:

My friends

One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:

My mom's boss saw us making flyers and he gave us $100 to buy underwear and socks for the kids. He said it was okay for us to use the company printer too even though it came out of his budget. When we went to Target they gave us a huge discount so we could buy even more stuff for the fire victims.

One of the most important things I learned was:

It's important to help others when they get hurt so they'll help you if you ever need help. It makes the world a better place.



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