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December 13, 2017

Students sleep outside to raise money for homelessness


Students sleep outside to raise money for homelessness

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —On Thursday night, Fayetteville High School students will sleep outside to raise money…


On Thursday night, Fayetteville High School students will sleep outside to raise money and food for Fayetteville Public Schools’ Families in Transition (FIT) program.

FPS Families in Transition works to help students in the Fayetteville School District, who are struggling with homelessness.

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The Fayetteville High School Student Council told 40/29 News 400 students in their district are being affected by homelessness.

This is the 19th year the student council has put on the vigil, and students explained to us how the experience changed their perspectives on homelessness.

“We realize for us this is temporary and a lot of people don’t have the choice. During the night, a lot of us are freezing but we don’t complain, because we know that we have beds we can go to. We have warm rooms and a lot of people don’t. It just really changes the way we see things,” said Eva Bogomilova, Fayetteville High School Student Council Vice President.

The students will camp out on Bulldog Blvd. behind Fayetteville High School, and collect food and money donations from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

After the fundraiser wraps up, the students will then brave the cold and sleep outside in cardboard boxes and makeshift housing.

You can donate during the fundraiser or online.


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Students sleep outside to raise money for homelessness


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