The Lexington High School Chapter of the
National Honor Society

Holiday Care Packages to Deployed Troops

Project Information

Name: Holiday Care Packages to Deployed Troops

Project Coordinator: Hanna

Signups: Closed

Maximum Number of Participants: No Limit

Start Date: 11/12/14

End Date: 12/04/14


Project Description

Project description: Goal: to show our appreciation to US troops by providing them with care packages including letters, everyday items that are hard for them to obtain (i.e. toothbrushes, etc), holiday decorations (to make tents and quonset huts feel more like home), and other requested items (goal is to have packages arrive in time for the holidays)

Include care packages for members of all 5 services (USA, USMC, USN, USAF, USCG)...major duty stations include - Camp Pendleton, CA - Camp Lejeune, NC - Hanscom AFB, MA - USAFA, CO

Fundraising at school: (goal to receive donations from students, teachers and staff) - bake sales - donation boxes in the cafeteria, library and faculty offices

Solicitations: (i.e. students to request donations from local businesses/stores) - Retail chain stores in town (CVS, Walgreens, Stop & Shop, etc.) ***Items include: toothbrushes, paste, razors, deodorant, paperbacks, magazines, gum, candy, greeting cards, pens, pencils, CDs, DVDs, Christmas and Hanukkah decorations (for their tents/huts), small US flags, etc ...) - Local Business establishments $ (restaurants, book stores, pharmacy, orthodontist, dentist, doctors, hairdressers, movie chain, etc...)

NHS Project Teams - looking for members to: - create/hang posters throughout the school to advertise the fundraising for troops - run the donation booths during lunch hours - run several bake sales between now and the end of the project - retail outlet solicitation team - small business solicitation team - write letters to the deployed troops (and solicit letters from students from Lexington elementary and middle schools) - sort, pack, label and mail care packages



There are 17 NHS members participating in this project.