Foundation gives students mittens, hats for Christmas

Every student at Clark County Preschool went home a little warmer Monday thanks to Kamble Metz and the Miss Nancy’s 2nd Family Foundation.

Kamble, the founder of the Miss Nancy’s 2nd Family Foundation, delivered a pair of mittens and a toboggan to every preschool student. She handed them to Santa Claus as who then handed them off to students one-by-one after a quick photo-op.

Kamble, with the long distance help of her older sister Kalyn and brother Jerod, established the foundation in honor of their mother, Nancy.

Nancy Metz, died June 1 at age 54 after battling colon cancer for two years. She worked at Clark County Preschool as a teaching assistant for nearly seven years, so the foundation aims to help public school students in Clark County.

The mission of the foundation is to continue Nancy’s work in providing means for students to be successful in school and life.

Kamble, a 14-year-old freshman at George Rogers Clark High School, has already raised thousands of dollars for the nonprofit. She also got the foundation off to a great start when she and her teammates from the GRC girls’ golf team handed out McDonald’s gift cards in purple (Nancy’s favorite color) envelopes last month to every student at Clark County Preschool.

Next year, the foundation plans help fund student fees for field trips, fees for prom and other events and more. J.D. Metz, Kamble’s father, said to be on the look for more great things to come.