Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School Student Brenden Sheedy is at it again, following the success of “The Penny Way” last year Sheedy decided to collect more money for Almost Home, an organization that helps the homeless, needy, food insecure and broken.
“I wanted to do this again this year because there was so much of an impact last year and I wanted to do it again. I wanted to help more people and I knew the school/students would up to the challenge again this year,” he said.
The idea initially came about during the school day came about through a Global Studies assignment; what is one problem we face, and how can you fix it? For Brenden, that issue was hunger. This year the fundraiser presented Almost Home with a check for $2,220. In addition to students raising money, Brenden’s church, Christ Community Church gave as well.
“My goal at the end of the fundraiser is to collect as much as possible to help those in need. I didn’t set a specific money goal, my goal is to continue to help those in need with the help of all the kids and staff at OLHMS,” said Sheedy.