Students Make Care Packages for Troops - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

05/13/04

Students Make Care Packages for Troops

Some youngsters are doing their patriotic duty this week. They're sending shoebox care packages to soldiers serving overseas. The program is called Savannah Kids Care. Yesterday, students from Savannah Country Day packed shoeboxes with goodies, notes and some necessities like baby wipes and foot powder.

The kids are hoping to give the troops a morale boost and let them know they care and support them. "I'm really glad I am doing this because it's always great to help your community and help your troops in Iraq and I'm happy to have the chance to pack boxes for them," said eighth grader Carol Williamson.

More than 300 students took part in Savannah Kids Care. Project coordinator Burt Sappenfield will personally take the shoeboxes overseas later this month.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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