Thanking our soldiers at Back Home Box

Shafwat Islam, junior, was one of the Leesville volunteers who participated at Back Home Box. This non-profit organization collects everything from food to toiletries and sends them overseas to our soldiers.
Shafwat Islam, junior, was one of the Leesville volunteers who participated at Back Home Box. This non-profit organization collects everything from food to toiletries and sends them overseas to our soldiers.

Shafwat Islam, junior, was one of the Leesville volunteers who participated at Back Home Box. This non-profit organization collects everything from food to toiletries and sends them overseas to our soldiers.

On Wednesday, April 9, a group of Leesville students went to participate in a service project called Back Home Box.

Back Home Box is a non-profit organization in which people donate items to send to soldiers stationed in other countries. Volunteers go to a store front located in the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center in order to pack the boxes.

Among the volunteers was Devin Miller, junior. Miller knows the people who run the organization and loves to take part in thanking our soldiers. When asked what was most rewarding about the experience, Miller said, “Whenever the soldiers send letters back, everyone can read them, and it’s really rewarding about how thankful they are.”

Since 2006, Back Home Box has shipped over 6,000 Care Packages. It costs about $15 to send one package, so the organization is always accepting donations no matter how big or small. Due to the organization being run by volunteers, 100% of the contributions are put towards making and shipping the Care Packages.

For more information about Back Home Box and how to become involved, check out their website and Facebook page. On the website is a list of what the soldiers like best for those who are looking to donate but are not sure what to buy.

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