Church, school kids send holiday greetings to troops

Ahwatukee Preschool, along with a confirmation group from Mountain View Lutheran Church, sent boxes of toiletries and holiday wishes to 12 soldiers last month. 

The soldiers’ names were obtained from school and church families and from Operation Support Our Troops.

Soldiers received packages containing toiletries, drawings and letters from the preschool students, and the following letter:

”Happy New Year! This care package was lovingly prepared for you by the families of Ahwatukee Preschool in Phoenix, Arizona. We hope that it finds you well and safe.”

Planners of the program said preparing the packages provided an opportunity to tell the children about the difficult job soldiers have.