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|During May, 2004 Hamilton
students collected Beanie Babies and other small stuffed toys
to send to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. We set a
goal of 1000 beanies which the soldiers would distribute to
local children. |
Our project was a HUGE
success and we want to thank all the groups, individuals,
schools and businesses who helped us; especially Boy Scout
Troop 761, Ashburn Elementary School, Park View High School
and Mac and Linda Gryder of Storage Plus in Leesburg.
We collected a total
of 3, 367 beanies and other stuffed animals.
900 of the
beanies were mailed to individual Soldiers in Iraq and
Afghanistan. 49 of the larger stuffed animals will go to
an orphanage in Zambia, Africa through the mission work
of the Purcellville Baptist Church (Thank you to our former
librarian, Nancy Brown). The rest of the beanies - 2300+
will be shipped to Operation Give. They
will be container shipped to Iraq and distributed to Iraqi
children through the United States Military.
We used a
portion of the profits from our "School Store" to pay postage
and to send a small phone card to each of the 18 soldiers who
will distribute the beanies for us. The students and
staff of Hamilton Elementary School are proud to support our
deployed soldiers and help the children of Iraq, Afghanistan
Fourth graders pose with
the first group of beanies.
|Do you know how many
beanies fit in a 5.2 cubic
foot "dish barrel"?
Do you know how many beanies fit in a #7
Priority Mail Box? (50)
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