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Tallahassee student's non-profit in need of donations to help homeless

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 18:23:25-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A local student is on a mission to make a difference in the lives of those in the homeless community.

The non-profit Socks, Sacks, and Supper provides people with supplies they need for their day to day.

Hayden Foster's desire to help the less fortunate started when he was little.

"When I was little, my dad and I always used to get sleeping bags every winter and bring them to homeless shelters around Tallahassee," said Foster. "As I got older, I felt like it was something that I could really make a difference with."

Now as a high school student, he is on a mission to make sure homeless people in Tallahassee know there are people who care.

"They are just great people. They are happy people," Foster explained. "They are just in a hard position."

About a year and a half ago, Foster decided to take action. That's when he started the charity Socks, Sacks, and Supper.

"It's an organization that distributes socks, sleeping bags, blankets, and meal cards to the homeless," said Foster.

So far, the non-profit has held three donation drives, helping about 200 people. It's a big job.

That's why people like Sue Parson with Trinity United Methodist Church have stepped up to help. The church serves as a place to help collect donations.

"We are very very proud of his giving spirit," said Parsons. "We are so thankful to be able to provide him with an opportunity to be able to be apart of the homeless peoples' lives."

The non-profit is asking the community to donate socks, blankets, and sleeping bags. Foster hopes to put on another donation drive by the end of this month.

To find out how to donate, click here.