Principal Joyce Akridge of IPS school #79 in Indianapolis was amazed when one of her students came to her with an idea for a fund raiser. “He wanted to raise money for the homeless living in our city” says Akridge. She was more than happy to support his idea and before they knew it, school #79 had raised more than $1000 for homeless programs in Indianapolis.

One of the organizations benefiting from these students dedication and generosity was The Salvation Army. On Thursday September 27, Major Dick Amick visited school #79 to meet some of the students and accept the check. “It gives you a tremendous feeling of joy to know that kids this young are trying to make a difference in our city” said Major Amick.