Campbellsville Elementary School students are donating toys to hospitalized children this Christmas.
CES students were recently challenged to bring as many new and unopened toys and games as possible to school to be donated to Operation Christmas Smiles.
The organization was created by a young boy named Jace, who battled cancer. Jace is Campbellsville High School assistant football coach Robbie Gribbins’s nephew.
Jace, 10, began Operation Christmas Smiles last year to help bring smiles to children who are hospitalized during the Christmas season.
He was hospitalized during the Christmas season in 2014, and has been cancer free since June 2015.
CES students collected 75 toys to donate to Operation Christmas Smiles.
All toys and games donated for the drive will be given to pediatric cancer patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Tracey Rinehart’s second-grade students collected the most toys, at 21. They will be treated to a Christmas pizza party.
For more information about Operation Christmas Smiles, call CES third-grade teacher Hannah Jones at (270) 465-4561.
CES students recently competed to see which classroom could bring in the most toys to donate to Operation Christmas Smiles. Tracey Rinehart’s second-grade students donated the most toys and will receive a Christmas pizza party.