8th grader prepares 50 suitcases with basics, surprises for Boise Rescue Mission customers

It's his 6th annual, self-assigned charity project
Posted at 9:52 PM, Dec 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-24 00:35:43-05

Randy Funk, an 8th Grader, helped prepare 50 suitcases, packed with basics and even surprises, for customers at the Boise Rescue Mission.

"It makes a lot of difference," says Funk of his SOS Suitcase Drive. 

It's his 5th annual service project, saying he does the work as a function of his relgious faith.  He says a Postal Express location helped him collect donated luggage from customers.

it's his 6th such project -- having held 4 food drives and one sock drives.

"Each one has everything a person would need like clothes, winter clothes, toiletries and things like that.  And each one has a few special gifts, too."