Lake Parsippany School K-Kids participate in “Valentines for Veterans”

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Isaac Bielinski showing off the package of candy that will be shipped to the Veterans for Valentines

PARSIPPANY — The thirty eight Kiwanis K-Kids at Lake Parsippany Elementary School participated in “Valentines for Vets.”

The children gathered and packaged candy and wrote poems on handcrafted Valentines Cards that will be sent to soldiers in Syria and Africa.

The nine and ten year old students prepared a total of 56 bags of treats with heartfelt letters for soldiers.

Steven Baird will be shipping the packages to the Vets just in time for Valentines Day.

The program is to thank the Veteran for his or her service, sacrifice and commitment to our country and citizens.

Valentines for Vets began in 1989 when the late newspaper columnist, Ann Landers, encouraged her readers to create special valentines for Veterans in care facilities throughout Canada and the United States. Every year, Ann Landers’ special “Valentines for Vets” column asked her readers to remember their nations’ Veterans by making them personal hand-crafted valentines.

The students packaged 56 bags to be sent to the soliders
The students and teachers pose with Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill and Steven Baird. Mr. Baird will be shipping out the treats to the soldiers.
The K-Kids are preparing “Valentines for Veterans”
Isaac Bielinski showing off the package of candy that will be shipped to the Veterans for Valentines
Josie Pellecchia was cutting out a Valentines Day Card to be sent to the Veterans for Valentines
Nick Ferreira showing off the package of candy that will be shipped to the Veterans for Valentines
Teacher Cavan Londergan working with the K-Kids preparing the Valentine Day Cards
Teachers Donna Martino and Cavan Londergan was working with the K-Kids on the project, “Valentines for Vets”

K-Kids is a service club for students in elementary school. It’s led by elementary students and teaches the value of helping others by taking part in community service projects.

Lake Parsippany K-Kids is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany.

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