WICHITA, Kansas – A Wichita high school student collected more than 1,000 books to help homeless students in Wichita.
East High School sophomore Grace Duffey collected 1,185 books as part of the Wichita Assistance League’s “Make A Difference Day.”
The books were donated to the Assistance League in its partnership with USD 259’s Homeless Outreach Program.
“So I had a little over a month to collect all the books I wanted to collect,” said Duffey. “Last year I collected 170 and I said I want to do more. So my goal was 340, like double it. And then I went to my mom’s work the next day and I already had 350 books, so I’m like ‘Oh, OK.'”
The Homeless Outreach Program currently serves 13,000 children in the Wichita area.