Local teen organizes annual donation drive

Originally aired on KIVI-TV – November 28, 2018

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Randy-B Funk is in 10th grade but is running his ‘S.O.S Drive’ like a seasoned pro. That’s because this is his 5th year creating service drives. Randy-B is currently enrolled in the Idaho Virtual Academy which allows him to pursue his passion for helping people and creating music. He shares with 6 On Your Side that he loves his schedule because he can “learn while doing”.

In regards to his “S.O.S Drive”, he has been adding new locations weekly. This young teen is finding support in several Fred Meyers stores, The Meridian Fire Department and many other Treasure Valley businesses.

The donations will go to City Light Woman and Children’s Shelter, River of Life Men’s Shelter and the Meridian Canine Rescue. Randy-B monitors his locations at least two times a week and delivered and decorated the collection boxes personally.

Randy-B is appealing to local media to help spread awareness. Randy-B says, “Everyone can make a difference, just do what you can.” The promotion runs from now until Dec.22, 2018. You can get more information on his cause here.

To learn more about Idaho Virtual Academy, visit https://idva.k12.com/

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