After seeing some of her neighbors struggling, Jackie Shrontz decided to help out. Now, her small idea has taken on a life of its own.
Shrontz started a Facebook group, encouraging people to post about the items they needed, then asking others to donate those items. Soon, hundreds had joined the group and Shrontz's porch became crammed with items for people to come pick up.
Every day, people show up to Shrontz's Marion house to see what there is, plus most of those who receive donations also drop off items they don't need anymore.
"It's been more helpful than you can imagine," recipient Cassondra Ward said.
Shrontz said she sees the most need for kids clothes, in particular school uniforms. She's also working to collect seasonal items like Halloween costumes and coats for winter.
"We're kind of outgrowing this little porch," Shrontz said.
She's hoping to find a larger location to keep collecting items. Shrontz said it's a fulltime job, but she sees a great need and wants to do her part to help out.
"I went through some rough times, just like everybody else does and I had someone reach out to me. You've got to give back," Shrontz said.
The Facebook group Shrontz started can be found online.