Lee’s Summit All-High School Smart Program to host annual ‘Freeze Out’ to benefit local Lee’s Summit charities and the​ ​​​Shoes for Orphan Souls ​program​

Tiger Smart, Bronco Smart and Titan Smart will participate in their annual “Freeze Out” from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.​ in front of Lee’s Summit High School on December 7.

Students will remain outside for four hours. During this time, they will collect clothing, especially coats and winter apparel, to be donated to local charities. This year ​an additional focus will be on collecting donations of ​new or gently used shoes as part of the Shoes for Orphan Souls program. ​Community members are encouraged to drop off their donations at the school’s Building A south entrance, near the tiger head.

Freeze Out is a powerful event, as it allows students to experience the effects associated with homelessness. During the event, students set up a “box city,” relying mainly upon community donations for warmth.

The Smart organization provides alcohol-, tobacco- and drug-free activities that focus on character development for members, as well as the student body as a whole.

For more information, contact Susan Mosier of LSHS, (816) 986-2000 or Susan.Mosier@lsr7.net.