Released by Lindale ISD

Students at Lindale’s Velma Penny Elementary School are working hard to help Smith County children in need bundle up and stay warm this winter.

Velma Penny students are participating in the KLTV Classroom Challenge to help PATH (People Attempting to Help) collect gently-used or new winter coats for children in need. Students at the campus have already collected 90 coats.

VPE Counselor Leslie Dowdle is helping to lead the coat drive at the campus.

“The students are learning to become servant leaders in their community and be able to recognize the need to have a giving heart towards others that are less fortunate,” said Dowdle.
Students are asking the Lindale community to help them in their mission. Community members may donate new or gently-used coats to support the drive now through October 29. Coats can be delivered to the Velma Penny Elementary School office located at 1000 Mt. Sylvan Highway.
The Smith County school that collects the most coats will receive a trophy at the end of the drive.