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Local Community Comes Together To Help Our Soldiers Overseas

Help local students make a difference.

There are many ways to help in our community.  Chantilly High School National Honor Society is helping America's Adopt A Soldier with a project to help the servicemen and women overseas.

I learned about this from Mrs. Wanda who works at Chantilly High School.  She said, "It's for a good cause, it's to give back, it's a good way to say thank you." 

Ariana is the President of the Chantilly High School National Honor Society.  She said, "These packages are important to me because I believe everyone should strive to make a difference in the community.  I come from a military family, so I have seen the true dedication and sacrifice soldiers do for us. I believe this drive can help people remember that there are men and women out there fighting and risking their lives for us in order to be given the opportunity for freedom; sending packages is the least we can do for such a priceless service.

It is a way to give thanks to the true heroes out there. Even if they are overseas, they are the core of our community, too. If we can touch one person's life, then all of this is worth it. But to work together and impact hundreds of soldiers with these packages? That is a true blessing." 

They are hoping to get the entire community involved.

You can help donate today through March 16th.  Donations are accepted at the main office of Chantilly High School.

The items that are accepted are socks, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, Chapstick/Blistex, tissues, and Ziplock bags (Gallon, Quart, or Sandwich).

All of the items must be travel size.

Angela is the Vice President of the Chantilly High School National Honor Society.  She said, "I love knowing that these packages are going to people who truly deserve them. Knowing that I can make a difference is a big part of what motivated me to become involved and head this project at our school in the first place. 

I am a big believer in the importance of community service. I believe if we can change the life, or even bring a smile to one person, we have reached our goal for this project. I think it's very important to honor these heroes and let them know that they have a country that is standing behind them and thanking them for protecting us each and every day."

On March 24th, Chantilly High School's National Honor Society will be packing these care packages.

Ariana said her, "favorite part about helping the soldiers is that we can unite the school in the process for a good cause. I think it's a great way for our school to reach out together. I love that NHS can make this opportunity available to so many students in one community--together we make a true difference.

Always remember to give back, because when you do, you will grow more than you could ever know. And in the end, you receive much more than you ever gave."

Chantilly High School's National Honor Society thanks everyone in the community for your help with their project.

Gabrielle serves as the Youth Representative on the Amercia's Adopt A Soldier Advisory Board and co-founder of Caring Kids Cards.

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Gabrielle Levy March 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM
You can still sign up for Chantilly HS National Honor Society Care Package Event. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4BADAD2AA57-americas The event is this Saturday.
Gabrielle Levy March 25, 2012 at 12:14 AM
What a great event on Saturday. Pictures and videos are posted at www.facebook.com/CaringKidsCards

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