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BATON ROUGE- There are about 1,000 homeless people living in Baton Rouge. Now, a group of high school students with Big Buddy's "Level Up!" program are trying to find a solution to the growing problem.

Level Up! is an initiative that seeks to help impoverished people in the community. Volunteers are holding a homeless survival kit drive to collect clothing, toiletries, non-perishable food items and more for those in need.

The program urges community members to join in the battle against homelessness and make an impact in the community.

"Part of being a good citizen is giving back," said Alayna Davis, a program manager with Level Up! "This drive serves to bring awareness to this social issue as well as to provide an opportunity to support those in the community that are less fortunate.

The survival kit drive will go from now until Wednesday, July 29th. You can drop off items at the Big Buddy office on Main Street or at the Madison Prep Academy.

The kits will be assembled on July 30th at the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance Warehouse. The assembly will be followed by an eight-block awareness walk to deliver the kits to the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless.

You can find a full list of items to donate and learn more about Level Up! here.



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