03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jonathon Slack, Second Grader, Organizes Community Effort To Help Homeless

A Chicagoland second grader proved that you don't have to be big to be a big help to the homeless, NBC reports.

After seeing a homeless woman during a holiday trip to Chicago, Jonathon Slack, a seven-year-old boy from Orland Park, led a 10-day donation drive, collecting over four truckloads of food and toys for a Chicago shelter.

The boy, after brainstorming ways to help a homeless woman he saw in front of a Macy's store, decided to write a letter to his community asking them to pitch in. He dropped photocopies around his neighborhood and the collective response was massive: In just over a week, four truckloads of food and toys were sent to the Su Casa Catholic Worker homeless shelter in Chicago.


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