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Anderson School students help prepare gifts for soldiers overseas

Published On: Nov 01 2013 06:30:56 PM MDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2013 08:46:29 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Students at Anderson School are helping to ensure service men and women can still celebrate overseas.

The Adopt A Sox program sends boxes of goodies to soldiers deployed overseas, from candy and books to homemade caps and cards.

This year, the program took a different approach by preparing boxes for relatives of students at Anderson School. In all, the group plans to send out over 300 boxes this year.

Anderson School student Karly Jordan has an uncle overseas. "What was one of the things you saw in that box that you thought he would really like?" we asked. "Candy," replied Jordan.

Adopt A Sox organizers tell us they had students with family members overseas and their classmates prepare boxes this year to bring home the reality of being overseas.

"Having someone deployed and having the kids involved and what a treat for the person on the other side," explains Margie Kankrlik.

If all goes as planned, the folks with Adopt A Sox plan to organize a Skype with the soldiers and the students from Anderson School when they open their gifts.