SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) – Springboro Schools is working to raise money for the Warm Hugs Fund, established at the Dayton Foundation.
Oakwood students Cecille Figueroa Narvaez and Dasha Penas Johnson started the non-profit as a way to provide blankets to Hispanic children living in the Miami Valley who lack basic necessities.
Last year, the organization was able to raise over $3,200 through the help of Springboro’s Junior Rotary Club (Springboro Interact), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), High Hopes 4 Kids, Springboro Schools, and several donations from Springboro community members.
On December 11, Springboro students will be asked to help keep the fundraising going this holiday season by donating $1 toward the cause in exchange for being able to wear pajamas to school.
All proceeds will go to the non-profit to help purchase blankets for children in need.
An alliance has also been formed with Catholic Charities at the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, in order to send part of the donations collected to be distributed among the refugee children that receive services at their organization, having recently arrived in the United States.