Montevallo household elevating cash to get 10 kids who misplaced mother to COVID-19 prepared for first day of college

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – We spoke a lot with the Pennington family in Montevallo. That 10 children who lost their mother to COVID-19. The family is now collecting money to prepare the children for returning to the classroom.

The age range of children ranges from aspiring first graders to first graders. The family is working to prepare all 10 children for their first day of school and their aunts say this year is more difficult.

You may remember that we told you the children lost their mother, Katherine Pennington, after she was diagnosed with COVID-19 in November. Now their aunts are pooling their resources to step in.

“You have clothes times 10, school supplies 10, those sweet snacks that you love, times 10 in your backpack,” says Linda Mims, her aunt.

Retail analysts say the cost of school supplies has increased this year. The family continues to accept donations through their GoFundMe account to help support the children this year and beyond.

“Even money for school pictures or yearbooks – because they never had that. I know it’s a little small – but it would be a nice touch, ”Mims said.

You can donate here to the family’s GoFundMe, which was used to raise funds for funeral expenses and ongoing expenses for the children.

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