The Scripps-owned station started a campaign to help out Detroit Public Schools after doing stories about the problems faced by students. The station said teachers have staged several sickouts because of their frustration over lack of supplies for the kids. Viewers responded by dropping off 20 tons of supplies at Leo’s Coney Island locations.
“I am completely overwhelmed! To Channel 7 to Leo”s Coney Island to everyone who donated– I just want to say ‘thank you,'” said Ivy Bailey, interim president of Detroit Federation of Teachers.[TVNewsCheck]