Prairie 6th graders learning leadership, benefiting local foster children

Community Outreach Committee Members  are (back row, from left) Evan Buffington, Ethan Riscovallez, Myles McClain, Jacob Rubesch, Quinn Krohn, Thomas Voorhies, Ben Cowden, (front row from left) John McVay, Julia Percy, Piper Chaney and Molly Schumm.  (Not pictured: Cynthia Herman)
Community Outreach Committee Members are (back row, from left) Evan Buffington, Ethan Riscovallez, Myles McClain, Jacob Rubesch, Quinn Krohn, Thomas Voorhies, Ben Cowden, (front row from left) John McVay, Julia Percy, Piper Chaney and Molly Schumm. (Not pictured: Cynthia Herman)

The Prairie Elementary 6th Grade Leadership program is hoping area residents can help them make sure local youth have the clothing they need to keep warm this winter.

Each year, Prairie’s oldest students organize themselves to help support a cause that benefits their school and community. This year, one of the projects the Community Outreach Committee is working on is a Winter Wear Drive to benefit Give What You Got. The organization collects gently used winter clothing — coats, hats, gloves, etc… — for use by children in foster care. The program serves kids up to 18 years old.

Prairie’s Winter Wear Drive will run through Oct. 29. If you have items you’d like to donate, you can place it in the collection barrels in Prairie’s lobby. If you have questions, contact parent supervisor Heather Rubesch — she can also arrange to have your donation picked up.