The 5th graders at Gilbert Intermediate received a $250 grant from Project Jack which was used to “pay it forward.” Students choose to donate the money to Joppa, a Des Moines organization, which will go towards building a tiny house for the homeless. The students got to tour a tiny house to get an idea of what their money was going towards and also got to visit Joppa head quarters. The first hand experience for them was unreal to see where their money and hard work was going to help fight homelessness.

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