Local teen gives back this holiday season

Posted at 6:05 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 20:05:29-05

BOISE — It's the season of giving, and the holidays tend to bring out the best in people.
One local teenager donates his time by coordinating a donation drive.
Randy-B Funk is a fifteen year old boy with big dreams and an even bigger heart. Every year during the holidays Randy-B and his mother, Michelle coordinate a service drive. This year they are helping the homeless community and the furry friends at the Meridian Canine Rescue.

"Everybody can do something. Just find what you're best at, find how you can help and just try and do something every year," says Randy-B.

Randy-B believes he has at least three times the total volume of last year. At last count the donations were, 2,493 toiletry items, 1,863 pairs of new socks, 453 new pairs of underwear, 281 food items, 245 pairs of used socks, 132 dog food cans, 97 pre-owned clothing items, 82 new pet toys, 79 used dog toys, 69 kitchen supplies, 65 used bedding items, 63 new winter gloves, 58 kids toys, 47 new bedding items, 40 used jackets, 38 misc items, 34 new winter hats, 29 new clothing items, 23 new scarves, 22 pet beds, 17 large food bags for dogs, 8 pairs of shoes, 8 new pillows, 6 small food bags for dogs, 4 dog bowls, 1 dog jacket, 1 giant stuffed bear.
The tenth grader is estimating he has least 3 times the total volume of last year!

After running his drive for over two months, Randy-B invited three friends to help count donations for half of the day. Randy-B continued into the night with his parents, to come up with the latest totals.
Randy-B plans to deliver the donations to the Boise Rescue Mission, on December 24th! Afterwards he will deliver to the Meridian Canine Rescue.