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Colorado Springs Boy Scout collects school supplies for families in need

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Isaac Fitzmorris is a Life Scout, that's a tick below Eagle Scout. And he wanted to find a way to do something good for his community. With the school year wrapping up, Isaac's started looking ahead. He wants to donate school supplies to families in need ahead of the fall semester.

"I like helping people. It's kind of how I work. I wish people had the same privileges as I do, so, I thought that would help people have the same experience," Fitzmorris says.

Next month, on June 20th, Isaac and Troop 2 will hold a supply drop off at First Presbyterian Church. They're asking for new or gently used supplies. But for right now, they have a Go Fund Me Page setup for anyone who wants to donate.

"We got $318 on the Go Fund Me page. Originally I had a $200 limit and I got excited really quickly. It's going a lot better than I thought it would," Fitzmorris says.

The shutdown left a lot of people unemployed, and getting school supplies will be as challenging as ever for a lot of families. Isaac knows that. And outside of the fact that he's a great dude, he's got a lot of values shaped by the scouts.

The shutdown left a lot of people unemployed, and getting school supplies will be as challenging as ever for a lot of families. Isaac knows that. He says it doesn't take much to make a difference.

"Anybody can do it," says Fitzmorris. "Anybody can donate or set up a supply drive. I didn't think it was possible and I didn't think I would have this big of an outcome. Literally anyone can do it and change lives. I want to help everyone who can't help themselves."

If you want to make a donation, you can do it here.

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  1. Why not just go make arrangements with YOUR CHILDS school, to pick up the supplies they made you purchase at the beginning of the year? You paid for them, and YOUR CHILD isn’t able to use them… Isn’t that considered Conversion? Who will get the supplies you purchased for your child next year, and what about the supplies NEXT YEARS STUDENTS will be REQUIRED to buy?

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