John S. Hobart Elementary Partners with Blue Star Mothers to Send Care Packages to Troops

School-wide water bottle collection helps raise funds to pay for shipping of care packages to American troops serving overseas.

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Students in Jessica Miller’s and Jessica Wallace’s classes are pictured with Blue Star Mothers representatives Pam Burner and Alicia Rourke-Kime, as well as James Westcott, principal, and Gary Bretton, assistant principal.

Photo by: WFSD.

Shirley, NY - January 6, 2017 - John S. Hobart Elementary School students, staff and the PTO, have partnered with the Blue Star Mothers of America, Chapter 6, Long Island, for a school-wide water bottle collection to help raise funds to pay shipping for care packages for American troops serving overseas. In addition to funding the cost of shipping, students added “thank you” letters for the packages.