Some Wilmington students adopt a soldier

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Children from Huntington Learning Center are helping take care of soldiers over seas, by making care packages for a medical platoon.

The students are sending their favorite travel-sized games to the soldiers in Afghanistan.

The program is a way to provide the children with new pen pals and a new way to learn about what's going on in the world.

"We're taking them all the way back to the beginning of the war and brought them through how Afghanistan was pulled into it, and we're also using it as a geography lesson where places are located," said Sara Wallace with the Huntington Learning Center of Wilmington.  "So we've used it as a learning experience as well."

The group will be sending out packages each month.  To help donate gifts to the troops contact Sara (910) 313-2639 or drop them off in the "Adopt-a-Soldier" box located just inside the entrance of Huntington Learning Center on Oleander Drive.

Fly swatters, Clorox disinfectant wipes, plastic forks/knives and sharpie markers are among the few requested items.  Click here for a complete list of requested items.

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