Lexington, NC -- Fourth and fifth-graders at Davis-Townsend Elementary in Davidson County are making Christmas cards for troops overseas.
"I think it's interesting to know someone who's in the military. You get to know their point of view," said Litzy, a fifth grader.
The kids made handmade holiday cards for troops.
"It gives them a bit of patriotism," said Pamela Burkheart, a fourth-grade teacher. "This is the next thing we hit is our letter writing."
Students wrote at least two letters, which will be included in a care package for men and women serving overseas.
"You are sending a letter halfway across the world. And I like to know that I'm sending something to someone who fights for our freedom," said Cole, a fourth grader.
"I know they will be reading this. And that they will know about me. And it's just a good feeling," said Annie, a fifth grade student.
The students will to send about 200 letters to Washington D.C.
This is all thanks to "Christmas For OUR Troops." CFOT sends Christmas boxes of goodies to women and men serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. CFOT is a non-profit organization that receives donated items, sorts them, packs standard boxes, and mails the boxes to our Troops in Afghanistan. All work is accomplished by volunteers.
In 2011, CFOT sent 2,640 boxes of Christmas cheer with kid's cards inside. Organizers say they do it to make sure our men and women serving in harm's way know the folks back home have not forgotten about them. The project tries to have at least five cards or letters in each care box.
Sometimes, they don't realize that people of the military are not close to home. And they won't be with their families and their kids on Christmas morning," said Burkheart.
For more information, visit Christmas For Our Troops Webpage.
WFMY News 2