dcps2 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (12/12/13) - Second-grade students at Audubon Elementary School are participating in a unique service project to share the spirit of caring and compassion during the holiday season.
 
Students and their families are donating boxes of tissue, which the students will decorate with artwork and messages of inspiration and encouragement. The boxes will then be delivered to local doctors’ offices, hospital waiting rooms and homeless shelters.
 
The idea for the “Tissues for Tears” project began when AES teacher Amy Haycraft was in a hospital waiting room while visiting a sick family member.

“I reached down and grabbed a tissue to catch my falling tears,” Haycraft said. “I noticed on the box was a label stating the tissues had been donated by a local Sunday School class and I was touched that a group of people had the vision and compassion to meet such a simple need.”
 
Audubon students have been learning about the meaning of compassion and empathy. Guest speakers have shared stories about the rewards of volunteer service, and the children have studied inspirational quotes.
 
Our media partners are invited to visit Audubon Elementary School at 300 Worthington Road from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, as the children are decorating the tissue boxes and preparing them for delivery.
 
For more information, contact Amy Haycraft at (270) 852-7150 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SurfKY News
Information Provided by Lora Wimsatt

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15368

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 7934

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4656

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 3904

KMA Reminds Motorists of New Kentucky Red Light…

by David Holt
June 30, 2015 3655

Earlington Man Faces Multiple Charges after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45828

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15368

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 06, 2015 2059

Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend, Threatening to…

by SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1673

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
July 05, 2015 1592

More Dental Patients Using ER in Kentucky

by Al Cross
July 05, 2015 1306

4th Fest Ends with ‘a Bang’ of Music, Fireworks

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 1072

Recycling Equals Fun During iRecycling Regatta

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 945

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 889

Driving on Suspended License, Alleged Fleeing…

by SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 851

Study: One Dose of HPV Vaccine Effective

by Melissa Patrick
July 05, 2015 821

Legislator's Log - Week of July 5, 2015

by Brent Yonts
July 05, 2015 816

July 4 Saturday on the Square Features Patriotic…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News