Dear Editor,

Support Our Troops is a great charity to which our third grade Riley Elementary School students donated in December. With the help of our class parents, we were able to identify a great cause that will help our soldiers and K9 pups gain necessary supplies overseas. Each class had a specific theme to purchase supplies for, including K9, hygiene, and food. Students from each class donated the supplies and contributed a $1 monetary donation to help with the shipping cost. We are very proud of our students who took part in this service project with donations as well as creating cards for soldiers. 

We would like to thank our Superintendent, Dr. Lishak as well as our Principal, Mrs. Valarezo for their support and approval of the service project. Also, we would like to thank our students’ families for donating to https://supportourtroops.org/. Finally, we would like to thank our class parents for helping us identify a great cause, for packaging up the supplies, and helping with additional shipping fees. 

We are looking forward to our next service project, which is sending Major Bill White Valentine’s Day cards. He is a 104-year-old US Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II.