Cornerstone Rescue Mission receives generous donation from local schools

RAPID CITY, S.D.– Students from Saint Thomas More middle school and Saint Elizabeth Seton Elementary made a special delivery Tuesday afternoon.

Cornerstone SignAfter raising money through donut sales and jeans day events where kids made a donation in order to wear jeans for a change, the students brought donations of winter clothing to Rapid City’s Cornerstone Rescue Mission.

The schools have been doing this for four years now, bringing in winter gear for men, women, and children.

Cornerstone officials say they’re grateful for the support and generosity of the children.

“All of our donations are great, but they’re really, really special when the come from children, because they grow that compassion in their hearts at a young age and they know what to look for as they grow older,” Executive Director of Cornerstone Rescue Mission Lysa Allison said.” And just to see the care that they have for other children and homeless veterans, and homeless folks in need is just phenomenal.”

With the donations brought in Tuesday, students hope they make a big difference to the recipients.

“I think it’s really good because we saw the need that people needed help in these winter months, especially with keeping warm,” Fifth Grader Kellan Knapp explained. “Because they may have had clothes for the summer, but in the winter it might be a little harder for them to find warm clothes”

Cornerstone is always accepting donations year-round, and remains in need of winter clothing.

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