School Kids Make Care Packages for Moberly Soldiers

8 years 11 months 1 week ago Friday, November 05 2010 Nov 5, 2010 Friday, November 05, 2010 7:22:04 PM CDT November 05, 2010 in News

MOBERLY - Marketing students at Moberly Public Schools finished packing care packages to go to local soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The kids spent the past week organizing items including snacks, chapstick and movies they will ship to the troops.  The women's Altrusa group in Moberly is in its third year organizing the project.

Students say the care packages let Moberly soldiers know that people are thinking about them here.  As the gifts piece together, the effort also gets some students thinking about their friends and family members serving overseas.

"It hits close to home for me, I have a cousin who served over in Afghanistan and whenever I am packaging these up I just imagine what it would be like if my cousin was opening a package and how excited he would be," Moberly High senior Kelsey Boardsen said.

The students prepared 20 boxes for shipping on Friday, and plan to make about 20-30 more during the Veteran's Day parade in Moberly.

"Putting these care packages together is exciting, and I think the students are excited to, you know, maybe possibly hear back from the military men and women that receive them, said Sonda Stuart, Altrusa committee chair.

Students finished their packages Friday, and Altrusa plans packing more boxes during the Veteran's Day parade in Moberly on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

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