11.21.2011

S.O.S.

Each year, we thank our troops with notes and goodies in a service-learning project we call Santas for Our Soldiers. Click here to see video clips of the last two years; there's nothing like hearing all about it through the voice of our little patriots and the military families themselves. It's heartwarming to see our students write their letters and draw pictures for their heroes in guidance and equally rewarding to watch and listen as they delivered their donations to our Donation Station.  
Listen in as this cute kindie explains what he brought and why. He bought so much stuff for the soldiers he couldn't carry it all:

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Our volunteer Elves will be feverishly completing customs forms over break so that our Leadership Academy can get the boxes packed and ready to ship when we get back. Last year we were able to send 129 care packages to our troops overseas as a small token of our appreciation for their service on our behalf. The Friendswood Rotary Club generously donated money for the first twenty boxes last year; this year they're paying for the first forty boxes we fill. It truly takes a village to pull off a project of this magnitude. To bring it full circle, we'll visit with a few of our soldiers via SKYPE and watch on the big screen as they open our boxes. Such an amazing opportunity to put citizenship and caring into action. 


December update:  We sent 89 boxes this year and found out that four of them have already reached the father of one of our students in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia. Here's a follow-up look at our packing process

1 comment:

  1. This is such a caring act of kindness on behalf of your school. I know each and every military member will cherish these gifts.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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