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.
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.