Calera kids trade beds for boxes to raise poverty awareness

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

CALERA, Okla. ― Almost half of the world over three billion people live on less than $2.50 a day, and this situation is what some Calera High School students will live with for a week. After school Monday, sixteen Calera students set up their cardboard boxes, which they will call home for the next five days.

This is the second year the school is doing this, with one goal in mind ― to raise awareness.

"I want these kids to actually count their blessings and appreciate what they have this Thanksgiving. It should be a lot more meaningful to them as they cherish things that they have, but also make people aware that there are people out there down on their luck and there are a lot of things we can do to help," poverty awareness organizer John Coley says.

The poverty awareness project will end this Friday.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    It's great to see kids that think of others instead of video games or gang activities. Kuddos to you kids in Calera! May God bless you!!!
  • by Anyonymous Location: Calera on Nov 17, 2008 at 08:40 PM
    This should open people's eyes about how thankful we are to have a home and be able to help the homeless people.
  • by Once again Location: Calera rocks! on Nov 17, 2008 at 07:42 PM
    I don't know what's going on in Calera but something good is going on in that little town. This is the second time (they cleaned up the town in the recent past) that I've read recently about these kids doing selfless acts and loving it. I'm loving it too! I'm from the Lion's Den, but hats off to you kids...GO BULLDOGS! Grrrrrrr! :)
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