Hot Springs Students Helping Homeless with United Way

A group of 8th graders at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs are partnering with the United Way to help those who don't have a place to lay their heads at night.

This is the first year the students have joined the event and are hoping to have a big impact on their community.
 
The idea started as a simple bulletin board with available jobs for the homeless, but the kids quickly realized that wasn't enough so they're adding other elements.
 
In addition to food they'll offer clothes, showers, haircuts and even a computer work station for people to work on resumes. Some employers will even be there in attendance. 

"We've been calling dentists and hotels about comfort and survival kits", said Kevin Henson 8th grader at Lakeside

 The overall goal is to help with basic needs putting the homeless on a path to success. 

"We've gotten a lot of people say this is amazing and they like what we're doing", Elizabeth Kalinowsky, said another 8th grader at Lakeside.
 
But it hasn't been easy. For the past month and the next several they plan to contact as many local businesses as they can get on board to work with them.


" I don't think we'll ever be able to entirely fix everything", said Henson, "But I think we can really make a difference".
 


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