CUMMING, Ga. — Students from Piney Grove Middle School teamed up with non-profit Treat the Troops and Alpharetta-based online retailer Christmas Lights, Etc. to assemble care packages for troops stationed overseas. The event was part of Piney Grove’s “Grizzly Great Day of Giving,” an annual event in which students fan out into the community to perform acts of service.
Treat the Troops provided home-baked cookies, candy, magazines and other goodies for the students to pack, complete with handwritten notes, cards and letters.
“We appreciate Christmas Lights, Etc. making their space available, and the opportunity for our kids to engage with the Treat the Troops program,” said Pam Pajerski, Principal of Piney Grove. “This is a critical lesson for our kids, that we should remember the troops who defend our safety.”
The boxes will travel to Afghanistan, South Africa, Syria, South Korea, Japan, Italy, two aircraft carriers and two destroyers at sea.