TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Teens took action to give children and families staying at the Topeka Rescue Mission a carefree day of fun.
Ffrom bounce house to bounce house, fun games, music and food, residents of the Rescue Mission enjoyed the free event put on by Teens Taking Action, Inc.
Organizers say the carnival proves anyone at any age can make difference in the community.
"When I started three years ago, I just had an idea: I wanted to help the Topeka Rescue Mission do something for the kids there. So I do a carnival. Now three years later, we're feeding nearly a thousand, we have more volunteers than I ever imagined and we're gonna continue to do this," Zach Haney, founder of Teens Taking Action, said.
"I think it's a good lesson for everyone in the community that no matter your age, no matter who you are, you can do something like this if you just put your head to it," he said.
Matthew Tipton-Patton, who had been staying at the mission for the past year while trying to get on his feet, said he appreciated the efforts of the teens and the mission.
"Every day, you know, we go out there and are trying to prosper in our life and we come here, it's just a great activity to relax and enjoy ourselves," he said.
Governor Sam Brownback also stopped by and chatted with attendees.