Treats for Troops and MORE!

As we approach Veteran's Day Kindergarten has been learning about the armed forces that serve and protect our country. We would like to show them how much we appreciate all that they do. We are asking for your help.

Kindergarten will be collecting items to send to our troops overseas. See the list below for items we are looking for.

When? November 2nd - 11th

Collection bins will be out during car line November 2nd through November 11th. Our collection will wrap up on Veteran's Day!

New this year!!!

This year we will also be putting together a care package for a specific soldier, Staff Sergeant Jarred (Jay) Andrew Hufford. Jay was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He is a lifelong Philly sports fan! He has been in the Army for over 10 years! Jay is currently deployed to Iraq to help train their Soldiers and provide safety for our friendly forces. Some of the items donated will be directly shipped to Jay and his unit! He would be thrilled to receive a hand written card, letter or drawing!

What? Candy, Toiletries, and other food items

We are collecting candy (get rid of that extra Halloween candy), toiletries, and certain food items. See the specific lists below.
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How? Drop it off during carline or bring it in on Friday!

Have your students bring their items to school. Help us make it easier:

1. Place donation items in a separate bag (outside of backpack)

2. Use a separate bag for each category (candy, toiletries, food)

3. Place the donations in the bins during drop off

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Once items are collected, items will be donated through the Stockings for Soldiers organization.

A little bit about their mission:

Stockings for Soldiers was founded to help improve the morale and welfare of members of the armed
forces of the United States of America deployed in harm's way.

We accomplish our mission by sewing holiday stockings and filling
them with special items for the troops. Many of the stockings that we send are for
a specific person with their name on the stocking. For many troops,
our gift is all they receive for the holidays.

We are trying to send a "touch of home" as well as personal
messages of support to remind our troops that we appreciate all they do for us and
to let them know that they have not been forgotten over the holidays.