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‘Helping people is a really good idea’

June 3rd, 2013 9:02 am by Staff Report

‘Helping people is a really good idea’

A group of students at Indian Trail Intermediate School ended the school year by putting on a fashion show for their classmates. But this was no ordinary fashion show, and the clothes they modeled were not the latest styles from Paris or Milan.
As Press staff writer Madison Mathews reported recently, Indian Trail sixth-graders Rachel Crawford, Jordan Minton, Mia Goins and Jori Veronick spent a part of their last weeks of school repurposing old clothing and organizing the school’s first Eagle’s Closet Fashion Show.
These young fashion designers collected old clothes from fellow students and from the lost and found and spent time adding fabric to some items, beads to other pieces and turning pants into shorts.
After the fashion show, all of the clothes were donated to needy kids in the region through local churches.
“It really hurts my heart that people out there don’t have as much as other people,” Goins told Mathews.
“I just want to help them out so they can have something. Helping people is a really good idea.”
Indeed it is.
Goins and her classmates at Indian school are among the many Unsung Heroes in our community who make a major difference in the lives of others with small and large acts of kindness.
They are our friends and neighbors who volunteer their time and talents to help others. Some deliver hot meals to the homebound or provide transportation to seniors who need to get to a doctor’s appointment.
Others work with children in after-school programs or do clerical work for community service organizations.
We want to hear about other Unsung Heroes, and we need your help to tell their stories. Please send us whatever information you can about these individuals to Mailbag, P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605-1717, or mailbag@johnsoncitypress. com.
You also can pass along information about Unsung Heroes by calling Opinion Page Editor Robert Houk at 722-0535.

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