Emily and Blane sort through the collected items to send over seas~ Hand In Hand Early Care & Education Center; Marion IA

Hand In Hand Early Care & Education Cent

Children from Hand In Hand Early Care & Education Center in Marion, IA have spent the last few weeks collecting items for soldiers who will be spending the holidays away from home. They spent their day off of school sorting through numerous bags of donated items and boxing them off. Overall 50 boxes were packed up and will be shipped off. The original plan was to pack up seven care packages for soldiers related to Hand In Hand families. With the generous donations, they were able to send over many more that will go to soldiers who may not receive care packages.

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Rhonda says ... on Thursday, Nov 25 at 1:04 AM

Yet another reason why I send my child to HIH for preschool! I'm very proud!

ashley says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 7:18 PM


Lynn says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 6:51 PM

Pretty special group of kids. Also what a great amount of support you got from the parents and others that donated items. Way to go HIH! This just shows that kids really care and our troops are not forgotten! GO USA & HIH!!

Tisha says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 4:36 PM

Nice!! HIH is awesome!!

Lindy says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 3:35 PM

THANK YOU HAND IN HAND....so awesome to see this small idea turn into such a huge project. We appreciate your support!

Mel says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 3:18 PM

Not surprised coming from such a quality daycare. Teaching those kids the things that truly matter. Great job!!

Mark says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 3:18 PM

WOW, what a great community service you are teaching these kids!!! YOU ROCK!!

Mary Ann says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 2:50 PM

Way to go HIH Giving/sharing/learning, all wrapped together!!! :)

jason says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 2:14 PM

what a great thing to teach these kids!

Kayla says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 1:56 PM

Awesome job HIH!

Tim says ... on Wednesday, Nov 24 at 1:30 PM

Way to go!!!

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