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Buffalo Strong: Ken-Ton kindergartener needs your help to help the homeless

Posted at 9:08 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 09:08:28-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A six-year-old in the Ken-Ton School District is showing off his Buffalo Strong spirit as he works to help the homeless in our community. In just two days he's raised more than $2,000 in cash and supplies to do it - and he's asking for your help.

Noah Copps is in kindergarten at Hoover Elementary. He's collecting items and donations to put together bags for the homeless.

He says he was outside the Target in North Buffalo with him mom last week when he saw a homeless man. The Copps had a bag of donated items in their car, so Noah asked his mom if he could give it to the man.

After, he told his mom how it made him feel good to help others - and he decided he wanted to help more people by collecting things they could use and making more bags.

The bags are large and small, and they're filled with things that might be helpful for the homeless.

"Sanitizers, granola bars and tissues," explained Noah. "We have two masks, a gift card, and some wipes. And these are the small ones (bags) that fit in your purse."

"Any time your child says I want to make the world a better place in any way that they can, you should try to help them," said Noah's mom Kelly Copps.

Noah is putting together the bags by hand and giving them to friends and family to keep in their cars in case they see someone in need. He's also giving some to organizations that work directly with the homeless.

If you want to donate to Noah's Homeless Helpers - you can Venmo Noah's mom. Her Venmo is @kelly-copps, and she says all of the money will go directly to creating the bags, and getting them into the hands of those in need.