Middle schoolers go shopping for a good cause
Middle schoolers made a Target run this week, but they did it for a good cause. It’s their annual service project, when they purchase toys for Inner City Development’s Annual Toy Sale.
During that sale, Inner City distributes tickets to residents in the area it serves, allowing people to come in and shop at the store. Toys are sold at 10% of their original price, so a $5 toy goes for 50 cents. This allows families to purchase toys with dignity, while stretching limited family funds.
Inner City Development is a nonprofit, community-based organization that responds to the emergency, educational, and recreational needs of its service area on the near West Side.
The shopping run went in two phases: 5th and 6th graders in one group, and 7th and 8th graders in another.
After the students purchased the toys, Keystone staff members delivered the items to Inner City Development.