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Spartanburg elementary school collecting solar eclipse glasses to send to Uganda

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Hendrix Elementary is collecting eclipse glasses. (Source: Spartanburg School District 2). Hendrix Elementary is collecting eclipse glasses. (Source: Spartanburg School District 2).
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Spartanburg District 2 school is collecting solar eclipse glasses to send to Uganda.

Hendrix Elementary School is partnering with The Benjamin House, a Kampala, Uganda-based nonprofit that works with orphans, to donate the glasses.

According to fourth grade teacher Amy Flynn, the project began when students asked what they should do with their glasses now that the eclipse is over. Learning about the solar system in class, students knew a solar eclipse would happen again and wanted to give their glasses to people that would be able to use them. 

The Benjamin House needs 200 pairs of glasses. If they receive more, they will be given to people in the Kampala area.

Hendrix Elementary School is partnering with other schools in the district to collect glasses. Community members can also donate their eclipse glasses by bringing them to the front desk of Hendrix Elementary or by mailing them to the school. 

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