I’d like to send out a truly heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the students, staff and their families at the Snoqualmie Valley schools for their generous support and items donated toward the American Legion Auxiliary’s care packages. These donations, along with beautiful artwork and letters of support, were sent in care packages to a troop of soldiers deployed from Joint Base Lewis McChord. The soldiers appreciated knowing that citizens were thinking about them, while they were far from home during the holidays. We sent 33 boxes, one for each soldier, filled with items that make them a little more comfortable and remind them of home. Each package was received with a smile.
The American Legion Auxiliary has adopted a second troop of 35 soldiers who will receive care packages in time for Valentine’s Day. We are in need of donations to fill these boxes. Some items needed are: Valentine cards, letters, socks, gloves, hand warmers, snacks, cans of tuna, energy bars, chewing gum, candy, beef jerky, current magazines, and travel-size personal care items. Funding for postage is also needed. Your support means more than you know.
If you have items to contribute or would like to help with packing, please contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 831-1914.
Again, thank you, Snoqualmie Valley students.