PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)- A Pike County business owner is raising money to help homeless students as they graduate from area high schools.
Business owner Mike Johnson started a Facebook giving page to help raise money for a particular group of 150 teens who will be receiving their diplomas.
All 150 students are homeless.
Johnson was moved to collect funds to give the students graduation gifts.
“I am accepting monetary donations in my store to buy gifts for the Pike County homeless students graduating this month. It’s amazing with the life they’ve been handed they’ve not only stayed in school but they are also graduating from high school! I hope we are able to help make their achievement a very special one!” wrote Johnson
Donations are being collected in-person at Johnson’s Home & Garden and also through the Facebook fundraiser.
So far, the online donation page has raised $1500 in one week.