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Scotts Valley High School students hold sweater/blanket drive for the homeless



Students from the Scotts Valley High School junior class are currently collecting blankets, coats and sweaters to distribute to the local homeless communities.

Jeremy Goodrich, the sixteen year old leading the efforts says the recent drop in temperatures is what inspired the idea.

“I come with my friends to Downtown Santa Cruz and I see the homeless themselves they’re freezing and it looks miserable, people who have houses have extra blankets and jackets, it’s just a good way to help them out," says Goodrich.

Local homeless advocates say the effort came at a perfect time.

“We have lost quite a number of friends out on the streets during this period, people have come up to us cold, damp, desperate in need of warmth and for Jeremy and the students at Scotts Valley High to realize that it’s such an important piece of equipment, it’s just so impressive," says Keith McHenry.

Collections are going on through November and December.

Drop offs can be made at Four Points Sheraton in Scotts Valley at any time.

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