Soldiers Donate Clothes for Lawton Students - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Soldiers Donate Clothes for Lawton Students

Lawton, Okla._Dozens of students at a Lawton elementary school will be well dressed for classes this fall thanks to a donation from some Ft. Sill soldiers.

Soldiers from 100th Brigade Support Battalion dropped off boxes full of clothes at Pat Henry Elementary Thursday afternoon.

It's for the "Attire to Inspire" program. The campaign provides uniforms to kids in need that meet the modified dress code for Lawton Public Schools.

The soldiers bought and donated 78 outfits for students at Pat Henry.

LTC Nathan Goubeaux said, "It's a great feeling for us. The community has been great for the military and we really enjoy returning the favor to them so it's a great opportunity for us to help these kids out."

Pat Henry's principal Karen Cooksey said she was surprised and grateful for the help from the soldiers.

"We are just overwhelmed with their generosity and these are the people that serve and protect us everyday so, it's been a great gift," Cooksey said.

LPS implemented the dress code at a dozen elementary schools over the past two years. It requires polo style shirts and slacks or shorts for kindergarten through 5th graders.

If you'd like to donate new or gently used clothing to the boys and girls, contact Lawton Public Schools.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

    The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:50 PM EST2018-02-17 18:50:09 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-02-18 05:44:44 GMT

    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

  • Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

    Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-02-18 05:00:33 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 1:35 AM EST2018-02-18 06:35:13 GMT

    President Donald Trump is criticizing the FBI over its handling of a tip on the suspect in the Florida school shooting, says bureau spending too much time on Russia probe.

    President Donald Trump is criticizing the FBI over its handling of a tip on the suspect in the Florida school shooting, says bureau spending too much time on Russia probe.

  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-17 21:10:10 GMT
    Sunday, February 18 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-02-18 06:33:12 GMT

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

Powered by Frankly