Northwoods middle school starts fundraiser to help homeless shelterSubmitted: 12/10/2013
Story By Adam Fox

EAGLE RIVER - A Northwoods middle school started a fundraising competition Monday that will help raise money for the Frederick Place in Rhinelander.

Grades six through eight at Northland Pines Middle School in Eagle River will compete to raise the most money.

Students donate a dollar to buy a brick. The goal is to get the most bricks on the tape framed house on the wall in the school's cafeteria.

Eighth grader Zach Neddo helped put the project together.

"It feels better knowing that we're helping homeless people get a home so that we know exactly where its going," Neddo said. "Its not like your just mailing it off somewhere not knowing what it's being used for."

Other students like the Student Council President Sophie Spiess hope the competition encourages others to help with homelessness in the area.

"It really does make kids realize that homelessness is a part of our community, that we do need to take action and help people out," Spiess said.

Neddo says the donations have increased since the competition started Monday. He hopes more students begin to donate.

"It's going good right now, I just hope more kids get involved because if you look at all of the bricks with the names on them, a lot of names keep repeating, so I just hope more kids get involved and help support homeless people," Neddo said.

The competition runs through Friday. You can contact the Northland Pines Middle School to donate or help.

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