More than 50 Malibu High School and Malibu Middle School students gathered on Sept. 21 to write letters to servicemen and women in Afghanistan at the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu.
The students were involved in an organization called Operation Interdependence which sends care packages, letters and art work for children to show their love and appreciation for what the troops have done for us.
Inside these care packages are: snacks, beef jerky, fruit rolls, nuts, DVDs, CDs, lotion, Chap Stick, toothbrushes, toothpaste, nail polish and toys along with the notes and cards the students wrote.
Operation Interdependence coordinator and Malibu resident, Cindy Linke’s partnership with Malibu High School helps the students earn service learning hours.
The Service Learning program at Malibu High School introduces students to meaningful and engaging civic and social activities outside of student life. During this event over 235 letters were written by students to these troops in Afghanistan.
Kimberly Cordova a senior at Malibu High School explained, “When writing a letter to soldiers who risk their lives for me every day, it’s hard to put into words how thankful I am for them. It’s hard to show all my appreciation in just a few words.”
Operation Interdependence’s Malibu Chapter has helped support troops with their care package and letter-writing program for more than seven years locally.
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