GATE CITY — Students at Scott County’s Shoemaker Elementary School are hoping to bring a glimpse of home to soldiers overseas by joining in the History Channel and Charter Media’s “DVDs for Troops” campaign.
Students in grades K through 5 will participate in the program, which will run at the school through Dec. 13.
Charter Media Marketing Manager Lisa Faust said Shoemaker is the only area school taking part.
“We didn’t send anything out to the schools,” Faust said. “They heard about the campaign and wanted to participate, so we brought the box down and told the kids a little bit about what we’re doing. The children need to understand that we have people fighting for us, and that getting things like DVDs can be special, especially when you don’t have them anymore.”
A collection box for the movies will be set up on campus and students will have the chance to drop off their donated DVDs each school day between now and Dec. 13.
Reba Kindle, a first-grade teacher at Shoemaker, said anyone who knows a student attending Shoemaker can send a DVD with the child to be dropped off.
Others interested in participating can donate discs at several Bill Gatton dealerships throughout the region, Faust said.
Faust said Bill Gatton locations will collect the titles through Dec. 31.For an expanded version of this article, please see Monday's print edition or our expanded electronic edition.