School field trip aids city’s homeless

<p>For nearly 300 individuals at the Boyle Street Co-op, luck took an upswing yesterday after an unexpected field trip arrived with little smiles at their front door.</p>

 



 

 

Marc Bence/for metro edmonton

 

Linda Inglis, principal of George H. Luck Elementary, helps Abigail Graham, 7, stack one of nearly 300 backpacks yesterday.



For nearly 300 individuals at the Boyle Street Co-op, luck took an upswing yesterday after an unexpected field trip arrived with little smiles at their front door.



Children from the George H. Luck Elementary School descended on the shelter to distribute backpacks filled from the "Back Pack of Luck" campaign the school’s outreach committee sponsored.



Students and their families bought the backpacks from the school, filled them up with necessities including socks, toques, hats and gloves, and donated the items to the co-op.



The students were inspired by a visit earlier this year by Hannah Taylor, a teenager who started the Ladybug Foundation in Toronto, which has raised over $1 million for projects that support frontline services to the homeless.



 
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