Third year in a row packages are shipped to fighting forces in Afghanistan.
For the third consecutive year, the Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill Mums of Alums gathered, prepared and shipped non-perishable items for military personnel serving overseas, particularly in Afghanistan. Soldiers serving in forward outposts are unable to purchase any items. Tired of MRE’s, meals ready to eat, getting care packages from home is especially a treat. Packaged chicken and packaged tuna are very popular these days. This year’s goal was to meet or exceed the 75 boxes shipped overseas in 2012. A group of Mums of Alums (the mothers of graduates of the school community gathered to box up all of the donated items. For weeks, students at Oak Hill and Villa Duchesne have been bringing non-perishable items to go into the care packages. …
Villa Duchesne Oak Hill Mums of Alums package up 200 boxes of non perishable items to be delivered to our fighting forces overseas.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- James Baer
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For the second consecutive year, the Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill Mums of Alums, an organization for the mothers of graduates of the school comminity gathered, prepared and shipped non-perishable items to active duty military personnel, serving overseas. Last year, with a brief window of time, the drive, called Military Outreach packaged up and shipped 75 boxes. Collecting since January 23 of this year, the goal was set closer to 200 boxes. They actually shipped 160 boxes to the post office. A small army of women gathered this past Wednesday to box up and ship the non-perishable goods. This year, for the first time, the Mums made more specific requests by classes at Villa, from seventh through 12th grade. Each class was given a specific …