ManCI Donates Winter Clothing To Prospect Elementary School

  • 1/9/2017 1:38:30 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH-The 240 kindergarten through third-grade students at Prospect Elementary School in Mansfield have gotten help staying warm this winter.

An eight-member committee of inmates at the Mansfield Correctional Institution called the Special Children's Project raised money to purchase $7000 worth clothing for the students.

The 300 items of clothing were delivered to the school and distributed Monday.

Prospect Elementary Assistant Principal Cheryl Jason says this was a wonderful and unexpected gesture and will help the school's students, most of whom are eligible for the free and reduced-price lunch program because they come from low and moderate income families.

The clothing was purchased at J-C Penney and Gabriel Brothers in Ontario, with both stores offering large discounts.

Each student could select one item, and anything left over will be donated to another organization that serves children.  

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