Some unlikely participants got involved in a cause that's gone viral around the country, Skate for Change.
A lot of people have heard of it, kids skating around and helping out the homeless. But Sunday, a group of senior citizens got involved, too.
When you look around the room at families and loves ones of those suffering from dementia, Skate for Change isn't the first thing to come to mind. But they got involved with the philanthropy that skates around and donates items to the homeless. Just on a different level. By collecting donations.
"These guys aren't gonna get on a skate board and skate around with us, but we need them as much as—for us, to just we need people like them to help us out," Mike Smith said.
Mike Smith is the face of Skate For Change. He started it by himself, and it's turned into a viral movement around the country.
Smith says, without communities like the one at the Independence House at Northview, what he does with fellow skateboarders in Lincoln wouldn't be possible.
The families who brought the items for donation say this gives their loved ones the chance to be a part of something that's helping others.
"Our father would want to do something like this, before diagnosis, is a great opportunity to be a part of," said one woman whose father is in stage seven of dementia.
And coordinators at the home that works so hard to help those suffering from dementia say this is their way of keeping everyone involved in the community.
"This is a way for our residents and families to be able to give back to the community the way all they've done for us," authorities of the home said.
The donated items range anywhere from toothpaste to canned soup.
To get involved with Skate For Change, visit their website.
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