Los Alamos Middle School students Caden Fichtl and Bella Blair are holding a drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at LAMS to collect items for the homeless population in the area. Fichtl and Blair are involved in speech and debate and for their final they were challenged to find and address a problem in the community.
The students are asking for brand new face masks, blankets, socks, underwear, t-shirts and jackets as well as toothbrushes, travel-size toothpaste, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, combs, hairbrushes and nail brushes.
Unopened nonperishable food items are also being accepted such as:
- Cheese or peanut butter crackers.
- Beef jerky.
- Fruit cups.
- Granola bars.
- Power bars.
- Cereal bars.