|Published:||Aug 08, 2012 3:38 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 08, 2012 5:55 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- A group of boys saw a story on "60 Minutes" that changed their lives. Now, they're going door-to-door in their Fort Myers neighborhood to collect school supplies for WINK's "Stuff the Bus" campaign.
Brothers Brennen, Holden and Caden Gelinas along with their friends Tyler and Griffin are going door-to-door. They watched a 60 Minutes broadcast featuring students who are homeless in Central Florida.
"We saw the 60 Minutes show and we decided that we would try to do charity work," said 11 year-old Brennen.
"The boys started talking about what they could do and they were talking about car washes and lemonade stands and such. And I said let's see what's already happening in the county if we can help out somehow," said Mom Tina Gelinas.
They heard about WINK's "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive and they hit the streets with signs, flyers and a simple request.
"People get their coffee twice a day and usually their latte cost $4 and these notebooks cost 15 cents. For someone to skip their coffee for a day they'd be able to buy 10, 20, 30 notebooks," said Brennen.
The lesson of giving is adding up for the boys who plan to do charitable work each month.
"For the boys to realize that it doesn't take too much to help. A simple flyer, a knock on the door and just asking for help," said Tina.
The donations are piling up and this group isn't even done yet. They're planning a lemonade stand on Friday, to raise even more money to purchase school supplies.
"You just have so much and when you look at the people that don't have anything you feel bad and you want to help them out," said Brennen.
You can help WINK News "Stuff the Bus" this Saturday at the Carmax on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. We'll be there from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.