Number of Participants: 1845
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $15,590
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: November 30, 2018
Students and staff throughout the Levittown Public Schools showed their gratitude and appreciation for deployed service members and veterans by recently participating in Nash FM’s annual “100,000 Thank Yous” letter writing campaign. Coordinated by Summit Lane Elementary School Speech/Language Pathologist Sandra Waldman, the district embraced the challenge and together wrote and collected approximately 1,845 thank you letters to add to the campaign.
Students and classes personalized their letters with drawings, words of encouragement and holiday wishes. Before the Thanksgiving break, Waldman collected all the letters and mailed them out to the Nash FM studio to distribute to the troops and veterans.
“I was motivated to get involved in the letter writing campaign after hearing on the radio some of the moving letters that had been written,” she said. “I thought that our students would be happy to send good wishes to our servicemen and women. I was thrilled to hear that our entire school district wanted to get involved in this thoughtful effort for our deployed troops!”