Marcy Elementary School students completed a community service project that was designed to make the holiday season more comfortable for the men and women serving in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan. They collected candy, scarves, mittens, socks, hand sanitizers, lotion, shampoo, deodorant and powder. They then decorated cards and wrote letters to send to the troops. Some families provided cash to defray shipping expenses.
In all, students made about 500 handmade cards and letters, collected many items for the soldiers and raised more than $220 to help ship the donations to the troops.