TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - 100 million children are living in the streets around the world and over one million U.S. kids are homeless.
But two Wabash Valley youth groups are trying to help.
"They have so little and we have so much,” said Robby Romas, youth participant.
"It's basically our duty to do good,” said Briar Sollars, youth participant.
22 kids. One mission. Giving to people who don't have as much as they do.
"We're giving to a good cause and we're giving to people that don't have anything,” said Briar.
This group is spending the night in these cardboard boxes and they're feasting on a supper of rice and beans.
Youth leader Kristin Cuffle said this represents living in a structure that's not necessarily stable like these kids are accustomed to.
"I think it's going to open up our eyes more,” said Briar.
"They kind of get a taste of what it's like somewhere else,” said Kristin Cuffle, youth leader at King’s Harvest Foursquare Church.
Before this night, these young kids raised money from sponsors across the city to give to World Vision.
World Vision feeds hungry people all around the world.
"This helps them focus on people around the world outside of, it helps them get outside their bubble…I think, as Americans, we just think everybody's like we are and the majority of the worlds not like us,” said Cuffle.
Cuffle hopes having the kids spend the night in these flimsy structures will help them remember not all people are as fortunate as they are.
"So I think it just helps them to understand we're part of a bigger picture. If we can help, we should help,” said Cuffle.
Cuffle says they hope to raise at least $500 from their sponsors.
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