Second graders at Quest Charter Academy in Taylor are changing the world one pair of underwear at a time.
classes are collecting socks and underwear for homeless shelters in
Detroit. Youngsters are bringing in new, packaged socks and underwear in
all sizes for men, women and children. After the drive ends Dec. 5, the
goods will be distributed to people in need at Detroit homeless
A TV news report about homeless people sparked the effort in second-grader Carolynn Craft’s mind.
told me her class was learning about making a difference,” her mother,
Cindy Craft, said. “She asked me if she could change the world one pair
of underpants at a time. We often take for granted the simplest things
like a nice clean pair of dry socks or fresh out-of- the-dryer panties.”
The drive’s progress is being tracked on a
clothesline in the school hallway. For every five packages a class
donates, a sock or pair of underwear is hung on the line.
children also will earn a little something for their efforts. The
teacher whose class collects the most will win $200 to spend as a class
for a reward such as a field trip, pizza party or classroom supplies.
am proud of Quest Charter Academy for these teachable moments,” Cindy
Craft said. “I am proud that the kids haven't yet lost the true meaning
“Never underestimate anyone because of their size or age. This is such a simple idea from such amazing 7- and 8-year-olds."