March 30, 2015

Call for Help: Letters for Troops

A sweet friend and former colleague of mine is looking forward to welcoming home her husband and his troop from deployment. A bunch of the wives and girlfriends are getting together to create goodie bags to welcome them, but she wants to make sure those who are single and/or far from family get some love too.

It would mean SO MUCH to her (and me... and, of course, the troop) if your students would send cards/letters/pictures to include with the bags to remind them what it's all about.

There's a pretty quick turnaround on this, since she needs everything by Monday. So, these probably need to be in the mail by Thursday.

I know it's quick, but think of the impact of such a small gesture!

Maybe this can be done during recess or lunch? With a blogging club?

Please send letters to:

Kellianna Magallon
20222 Garland Street
Covington, LA 70435

Thank you for considering this! It's SUCH a meaningful activity, and I wish I had known about it sooner so I could participate with my students!


  1. I live in Covington, LA! Is there any way for me to contact her directly? I could drop off some cards from my 3rd graders. Do you have an email address for her? Or could you give her mine?


  2. That is such a great idea. I am glad that they are working on this and thought to those who are single - so important.