A lesson plan in community outreach

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 02:12 PM.

 “The students were the real push behind all this,” Garcia said. “They don’t need the extra credit, they just want it. After all the socks were in I had to come up with something else. They wanted that extra credit.”

Next idea, Garcia said, was providing over 100 cards to go with the more than 100 pairs of new socks the students had collected. So the students set to work on personal cards and notes to the troops.

“The homemade, that personal touch, is so important,” Garcia said.

One hundred cards proved a snap and Garcia was now wondering what would be appropriate to pack to the troops so she could get these students the extra credit they kept pushing for.

Ramen noodles, 100 individual packets of Ramen noodles were the answer.

“By golly, I had them in three days,” Garcia said. “It was amazing. I overheard one student on the phone with her grandmother who was at Walmart and wondering what was needed. The student told her to pick up three dozen packs.”

The boxes of goodies were sent off weeks ago to become part of the packing party which will end the Sister Fi Sisters Beach Blast next Saturday at the Centennial Building.

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