In an effort to show respect, MASD's character trait of the month, students in the 5th and 6th grade at the middle school donated and collected unwanted Halloween candy during the first week of November.
Students sorted and packaged the candy to be sent out to various military men and women currently serving overseas.
A remarkable 400 pounds of candy was collected this year! This annual service project is aimed to show respect and honor to our veterans from all military branches.
The project also encourages students to pause and think of the sacrifice that is made by our military as many of them are frequently away from home during the holidays.
Led by teachers, Amy Hepak and Autumn Cairns, this project partners with The Yellow Ribbon Girls, an organization that sends care packages to various local military members serving overseas. Students also made holiday cards to send along with the sweet treats.
“The amount of candy that has been donated is unbelievable. It’s wonderful to see how very kind and selfless many of our students have been throughout this project," said Mrs. Cairns. "Many donated all of their candy and even reached out to neighbors and family members to gain more donations."
Thank you to all students, parents, and community members who helped make this year’s project such a success!
Way to #ChooseKind!