DETROIT (WXYZ) - How will you spend your lunch money today?
A local nonprofit called Operation: Kid Equip and Groupon are asking you to spend that $10 to help homeless students in Detroit.
According to the Groupon website, $10 is all it takes to provide a homeless Detroit student with a backpack full of supplies.
The deal kicked off Monday with a goal of 50 donated packs over six days. Just hours after its launch, Operation Kid Equip already has 38 donations. There's a chance to far exceed the goal set before them.
What's even better, Affinity Group Credit Union will match all donations made up to $500 dollars. That means another 50 packs for Detroit students.
Operation: Kid Equip aims to help children overcome socioeconomic obstacles to achieve literacy and self-sufficiency as adults. It distributes donated schools supplies, books, and hygiene products to local populations of youth living in poverty.
Their goal in providing school supplies is to help youth living in poverty gain an equal opportunity to succeed in classroom.
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