Sparta boy collects winter clothing for those in need

As the temperatures start to drop, it’s easy to forget not everyone has a warm place to call home.

To help keep those people stay warm,  an area boy is stepping up in a big way with what’s called “Project: Winter is Coming.”

9 year-old Carter Mandel of Sparta is collecting winter attire for the area’s homeless population.

The idea came one night when he was leaving choir practice  and saw the problem first-hand.

“After practice, there would be all these people huddling all around the warming center, that’s the church now, but I always just felt bad for them,” said Carter Mandel.

So far Carter has collected more than 600 items.

To learn how to donate to the project click here.