Ivy Tech students lead drive to aid community homeless

Ivy Tech Community College Columbus campus leadership students, churches and other organizations have donated welcoming bags and socks to be given to new arrivals at the Brighter Days Housing emergency shelter.

The welcome bags included essential toiletries and a pen and pad of paper for journaling.

Ivy Tech spokesman Chris Schilling says that the project was put together by the Columbus campus of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Donations for the 120 bags were made by Bethel Holiness Church, Trinity Lutheran School Robotics Class, the Ivy Tech Columbus ASAP faculty and students, the Caring Place, Edinburgh Methodist Church and the Ivy Tech School of Nursing.

Brighter Days is the shelter operated on the east side of Columbus by the Columbus Township Trustee and Love Chapel. It offers shelter and housing assistance to homeless Bartholomew County residents.