Lakeview Elementary students dug into their own Halloween buckets last week and donated about 100 pounds of candy.
The cause — “Treats for our Troops.”
The El Dorado Hills students gave up chocolate peanut butter cups and gobstoppers to cheer up servicemen and women serving overseas this holiday season. They also made “Thank You” cards. Most of the goodies will go to Operation Mom, where volunteers will add them to holiday care packages headed to troops deployed around the world, according to Julie Ridgeway with the Lakeview Parent/Teacher Organization.
“The donations were amazing, and most touching were the cards and letters created by the students thanking the soldiers for their service,” Ridgeway said.
A portion of the treats have a more personal destination. Lakeview’s IMPACT club, a student leadership group led by teacher Julie Ryan, will stuff a special package for a Lakeview student’s father currently serving in the Middle East, Ridgeway added.