Martin

January 12, 2012

IT FEELS GOOD TO GIVE!

We were made aware of a Marine named Martin who is currently serving in Afghanistan.  He was feeling lonely and missed his home and family.  The 6th Grade National Team of McElhinny, Sullivan and Smets decided to adopt Marvin and the project “Martin the Marine” was born.

Students, parents and staff donated items, money for postage, drew pictures, wrote letters, made cards and sent jokes to Martin just before Christmas.  A total of 6 large boxes were sent, totaling approximately 50 pounds!  The photo shows Hafso and Gaspar standing by the boxes and the sign we used to encourage others to join in our campaign.

 Thank you to everyone who participated in some way!

 We don’t know if we’ll ever hear back from Martin, but that’s not the point of giving, is it?

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