West Middle School in Andover, MA Raises
The students and staff at this school generated donations by pledging to run
a mile. The day before Thanksgiving, they braved the elements (cold, damp,
misty 34 degree day) and ran the mile raising a total of $8,850. The kids
presented a check to SGT Brian Fountaine of Plymouth, MA in a ceremony at
the school. Inspired by the kids efforts, Homes for Our Troops received an
additional donation of $10,000!
Six 5th grade students at PS175 Queens in
Rego Park , NY created a web site that provides a wealth of information
about our armed services and shares their stories about the veterans they
met while creating this web site.
Dear Hero Letters
The kids also decided
to have a book sale on February 13th. The whole school contributed used
books that they had laying around the house. Every class had a chance to
purchase books. Each book cost $1.00. When the used book sale was finally
finished, we collected all the money made and donated half to the Joseph P.
Seluga Garden, and half to Homes for Our Troops.
Thank you to all the kids
who participated in this fundraiser! You can be happy and proud to know that
your efforts are helping the wounded members of our military have homes to
live in which make their life easier.
West Shore Middle School of Milford, CT social
studies teacher Thomas Acri and one of his eighth grade classes sponsored a
dinner/raffle fund-raiser for Homes For Our Troops.
Thomas Acri chose one of his eighth-grade classes to host the dinner/raffle,
who organized the event from sending out letters to setting up tables and
chairs to assisting in getting food for diners who needed it, including many
veterans. Over 100 people attended the fund-raiser!
"It's shocking that he picked our class," said eighth-grader Matt Boyle. "He
only picks one per year for events like this."
"We put a lot of effort into this," said classmate John James. "The veterans
In addition to the event, each student in the class was also responsible for
creating a project display pertaining to some aspect of history.
Kids made a display about the
lives of Iraqi women and children
Many Veterans in attendance
Display on Homes for Our Troops
The fundraiser raised over $5,000 to help Homes for Our Troops build
handicap accessible homes for severely wounded veterans.
In June 2005 a fundraiser to benefit Homes for
Our Troops in Lynchburg, VA was held by the Sandusky Elem.
School in conjunction with Texas
Roadhouse And raised over $200.00
Our sincere gratitude to
the staff and students at the