EAST MARLBOROUGH —Although they might be 7,000 miles from home, some local students and teachers have been working to make sure troops in Afghanistan get a regular taste of home, sending them care packages, personal cards, books and videos.
The Unionville High School community has been sending care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for the past 10 years.
This year, the school mailed 20 large care packages to Afghanistan to show our soldiers that they have not been forgotten. As a part of this school-wide effort, the Interact Club (a service club at the high school) wrapped individual boxesfor the troops, allowing us to send enough care packages for an entire unit which has been serving since March 2011 through March 2012. In addition, high school students wrote letters of support and one student did a project that included elementary students writing cards of support.
Donations of food, toiletries, DVD’s, monetary donations for postage and many other items are collected. The Kennett Square Resale Book Shoppe donates boxes of books each year as well.