UTICA – Some students from New York Mills have been working on a project for a couple of months now that will help local women and children in need.
The students raised money this fall to purchase all of the fixings for Thanksgiving meals for the women and children who are currently staying at Emmaus House, a women’s homeless shelter on Kemble Street in Utica.
Seventh through 12th graders from New York Mills have been doing this for many years, and the director of the homeless shelter says this is much more than just a school project.
"They come and bring us earmarked for specific families, so it's like, this is more than just a lot of groceries, it's for a family of three children, and two elders, and it's really very touching to see how thoughtful,” said Patricia Witt, director of the Emmaus House homeless shelter.
Students also met with the families they’re helping out.