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School Bus Driver Buys Hats & Gloves for Kids on His Route

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Often times the cost of warm hats and mitts for our families can be difficult to come by depending on our circumstances. Well, John Lunceford felt that he could do something about that for the children that were on his school bus route in Kennewick, WA.

He Took Off His Own Gloves and Put Them on the Child

School Bus Driver Buys Hats & Gloves for Kids on His Route

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Lunceford picked up a child along his regular school bus route on December 8th who was unfortunately not prepared for the bitter temperatures that morning. The child was crying and had no hat or scarf. Looking at their hands, face and ears, red with the cold, Lunceford took off his own gloves and put them on the child, saying, “It’ll be OK; it’ll be OK.”

“I’m a Grandfather You Know. No One Wants a Kid to Suffer Like That.”

School Bus Driver Buys Hats & Gloves for Kids on His Route

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Afterward, Lunceford drove to a dollar store to buy ten pairs of hats and gloves, returned to the school and found the same child in the library. He gave them a pair of gloves and a hat and also told all of the kids in the library that were on his route that he would do the same for them if they required it. This gentleman has been a school bus driver for the Kennewick School District for three years. In an interview with the Kennewick School District, Lunceford said, “I’m a grandfather, you know. No one wants a kid to suffer like that.”

Helping Children in Need this Winter

School Bus Driver Buys Hats & Gloves for Kids on His Route
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The school district posted the great deed that Mr. Lunceford had done on their Facebook page. Afterward, the post got so much attention that it prompted them to establish a donation page where others can donate towards the kids in their district. Through InvestED, minimum $50 monetary donations are matched by the group, to a maximum of five hundred per school, and go directly to the school of your choice. However, if you’re like John Lunceford, and you simply would like to do the best you can and help a child in need, you can also consider donating winter clothes to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, or to a local shelter.

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