Sorgho Elementary is hosting a “Warm Hands” collection campaign from 7 to 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday at the school.
Members of the community are invited to contribute gloves, mittens and hand-warmers, which will be donated to local homeless shelters in Washington, D.C.
Sorgho staff and student members of the Sorgho Lighthouse team will be serving hot chocolate and Starbucks coffee, which has been donated for this event.
Representatives from other schools and surrounding school districts will be among those delivering donated items during the event.
Project coordinator Heather Haynes, who is the cafeteria manager at Sorgho Elementary School, says she is thrilled about already exceeding her original goal of collecting 1,000 items.
“We already have 500 items donated just from Sorgho families alone,” she said. “Our neighbors at Whittaker’s donated 1,680 ‘Mr. Heater’ handwarmers! We’ve also heard from our sister districts in Owensboro and Cloverport, and I know Tamarack Elementary School and Daviess County Middle School are in full swing with their drives as well. We are looking forward to an amazing morning!”
The event was originally scheduled for February 1, but was postponed because schools were closed that day.
Sorgho Elementary School is located at 5390 KY 56.
(This story was originally published on February 5, 2019)