Local Realtors association donates to students in need

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors are photographed last week in Kenai, Alaska. The Realtors donated 30 filled duffel bags to children in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Martin)

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors are photographed last week in Kenai, Alaska. The Realtors donated 30 filled duffel bags to children in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Martin)

Last week, The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors donated 30 stuffed duffel bags to local children in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program.

CEO of the Realtors association, Kelly Martin, said each duffel bag went to one child in the school district.

Martin first met with Kelly King, the Students in Transition Program liaison for the district, back in November. From there, King was able to get information, like what students like to do, where they like to eat and what they might need, from kids across the district. That information was given to the Realtors who filled the duffel bags for the students.

At the Dec. 4 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, Superintendent Sean Dusek said there were 156 students identified in the Students in Transition Program. Last year at that time there were 118.

Martin said some of the duffel bags were so stuffed they were overflowing.

“It was pretty neat to see how stuffed they were,” Martin said. “It just warms your heart.”

This was the first time the association has donated to the Students in Transition Program.

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