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Davis 8th Graders Spread Holiday Cheer to MVRC Vets


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“We wish we had more to give,” said several Davis Middle School 8th graders as they packaged up bottles of shampoo and shaving cream, bars of soap, and razors into toiletry kits for MVRC’s veteran clients.

This year, the Davis Middle School 8th grade decided the best way to celebrate the holiday season was to give back to the central Ohio community. Together, several classes organized a raffle and raised $500.00 to help our vets in need. They used the funds to purchase basic toiletry items, which they assembled into packages last week.

When MVRC staff members picked up the kits from Davis Middle School last Friday, they found a surprise included with them–a hand-made holiday card for each veteran receipient, which MVRC Executive Director Len Proper said made the donation “extra special for the vets.”

Yesterday, Dec. 23 and today on Christmas Eve, the MVRC Career Specialists paired some of the toiletry packages and cards with food baskets and gift cards, and distributed the packages to veteran clients and their families. The rest of the toiletry kits will be stored in the MVRC Food Bank and distributed when needed.

“Everyone at MVRC is incredibly touched by the kids’ kindness and their eagerness to give back to the vets in our community,” said Proper. “We’re thankful for the kids and Davis Middle School for thinking of our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for America.”

Thanks Davis Middle School for supporting our veterans this holiday!

U.S. Navy veteran Chet Monroe picks up his holiday package on Christmas Eve, 2014.

U.S. Navy veteran Chet Monroe picks up his holiday package on Christmas Eve, 2014.