Auburn school kids pitch in to help needy peers

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Students and teachers sort and distribute donations at the Heart to Heart Clothing Drive that’s helping hundreds of children at Evergreen Heights Elemntary School in Auburn, WA. (photo: KOMO's Mike Perry). 

Warm coats and clothes will soon have a new home in Auburn, WA thanks to Evergreen Heights Elementary School students and teachers who are collecting used items for needy people this winter.

KOMO News discovered that six vans full of warm winter clothing were donated.

Brooklyn Bohannon is a third grader at Evergreen Heights helping organize donated coats, warm clothing and shoes for students in need at her school.

Science teacher Lisa Acevedo noticed some children in the neighborhood without warm clothing and proper shoes. She jumped into action with the help of long-time friend Tammy Heydon who shared the need on Facebook with her Mercer Island neighbors.

“I had bags showing up on my door step for about four or five days straight of clothes coats, shoes and backpacks,” said Tammy Heydon, who gathered all the donations.

Acevedo says the generosity has been unbelievable.

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