Mohawk FFA Hosts Poverty Awareness Event

By Emily Daniel, chapter reporter

This year the Mohawk FFA held a new activity to bring attention to the struggles of homelessness and poverty.  The activity, called Bring Your Own Box, encouraged students to camp out in a cardboard box to stimulate the challenges of being homeless.  Members raised $1000 in donations from local businesses to sponsor the event and to purchase gifts for families around the community in need during the holidays.  Students also collected nearly 200 pounds of canned food that was donated to the Sycamore Food Pantry.

At the camp out, students heard from Sycamore Mayor Matt Boucher and his wife Jennifer about the importance of being involved within your community and helping those in need. There were also activities planned throughout the evening to demonstrate the struggles that those in need face.

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