Students at Purdue University write letters to immigrant children

Students at Purdue University are giving back in a way that supports children from all over the world.

Posted: Oct 11, 2019 6:50 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Letters were written for immigrant children, mostly from Central America, on Friday.

Students met at the Wilmeth Active Learning Center on Purdue's campus to write letters for children between the ages of 11 and 17.

These children are currently being housed in a private shelter in the Midwest.

The letters are written in Spanish as many of the children only speak and read fluently in Spanish. Although some are learning to speak English.

Event Coordinator, Lauren Murfree, said this is great way to spread love and comfort around the world.

"So it's really important to write these letters and kind of show our support to these young youth and children," said Murfree. "Because they are, if they are in the shelter, unaccompanied, they don't have their parents with them. So it can be very isolating and very, potentially hostile."

Students plan to have another event similar to this for Christmas.
Murfree says they are also accepting donations like school supplies, sports equipment like basketballs and soccer balls. They are also accepting clothes. 

You can make those donations at the Matthew Hall located on Purdue University's campus. 

To learn more about this cause and how other people in Tippecanoe County are working to support immigrant children, click here. 

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