Local teachers and students holding toy drive for Sandy Hook students - Omaha.com
Published Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm / Updated at 7:15 am
Local teachers and students holding toy drive for Sandy Hook students

Teachers and students from Omaha and Wahoo want to show the families affected by Friday's school shooting in Connecticut that there is more love than hate in the world.

Jason Stevens, who teaches at Millard South High School, and Dave Privett from Wahoo Public Schools have started a toy drive for students of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

"We are asking for new toy donations suitable for elementary students, which will be gathered throughout the week," Privett said. "We are looking for anything fun and comforting, such as teddy bear, blankets, pillows etc."

On Friday, Privett, Stevens and another driver will load the toys into a large trailer for the trip to Connecticut.

Students and community members also may donate money for new toys and submit written messages of support, which will be delivered with the toys.

Privett said Wahoo native Nancy Yarmon Tortora, who lives near Sandy Hook Elementary, and members of her church are arranging a dropoff location and will distribute the toys to the students.

Donations of toys, cards and money will be accepted at the library at Wahoo Middle/High School during during the day or at Privett's home, 759 N. Broadway in Wahoo. They are also being accepted 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Devine Shepherd Lutheran Church at 15005 Q St.

For more information contact Privett at (402) 443-7676.

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402-444-1272, Kevin.cole@owh.com

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Kevin Cole covers workings of police, courts and government and writes features about interesting subjects in Omaha and the surrounding counties.

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