Teens Bringing Warmth to Area Homeless

Diana Crawford
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas- Area people in need are receiving some help from dozens of teens coming together for a special project.

The Amarillo Family YMCA with the help of youth volunteers, are kicking off a clothing drive as a part of the Global Youth Service Day. The volunteers ranging in age from 13 to 25 are collecting winter clothing and personal hygiene items from the community.

The donated items will be brought to the Guyon Saunders Service Center and the Inter Faith Hunger Project for area homeless and elderly people. Jenna Hodges of the Amarillo YMCA says,
"I think volunteering is really important for youth because it makes them feel like they're a part of something bigger than themselves. They feel valuable to the community because they know the community needs them."

Mayor McCartt made a special proclamation today, promoting the project. Global Youth Service Day will take place on April 16th. Items for this year's project will be collected from various businesses and schools. If you would like to help, you can drop off donations at any of the YMCA's around town.