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Students Give a Sweet Treat to U.S. Troops

When it comes to our men and women overseas, they sacrifice a lot to serve our country, and the students at Washington Elementary School decided to give them some comfort this holiday season. No, they didn’t give Christmas cards or provide a Thanksgiving dinner, they decided to share their hard-earned Halloween candy.

students and prinicpal standing by candy donation

From November 6 to 13, students brought in their Halloween candy to be packed up and shipped to deployed U.S. troops. Students were also encouraged to bring the names and addresses of deployed soldiers they knew personally, along with handwritten thank you notes.

The drive was a resounding success with 523 pounds of candy collected. Students contributed throughout the entire process, from donating candy, to writing letters, to weighing and boxing the candy. The candy was dropped off at Penn Premier Dental in Exton who partnered with Soldiers’ Angels who distribute the donated candy. Soldiers’ Angels is a non-profit organization that provides aid and comfort to the men and women in the armed services, their families, and the growing veteran population.

“It’s important to teach our students gratitude for our armed men and women’s sacrifice,” said Mr. Christopher Iacobelli, Washington Elementary School Principal.