Albion fourth grade class collects 208 new winter clothing items

Staff Reports Posted 22 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided photo, Albion Central School

ALBION – Fourth-graders in Mr. Epperson’s class at the Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School collected 208 winter clothing items – hats, mittens and scarves – to be shared with students who need them.

The photo shows Mr. Epperson’s class. The students in early February organized a building-wide event called “Sharing the Warmth with Others.” Their goal was to collect new winter clothing items.

Kelsey Froman, a student in the class, took the lead in the effort for the second year in a row. In the first year, students collected 256 items.

When asked how she came up with the idea, she said: “Last year while I was riding the school bus to school, I noticed that some kids didn’t have warm clothing and it was very cold outside, so I decided to ask if I could collect some at school to give to them.”