STRATFORD, Conn. -- The Lordship School student council is organizing a “Military Holiday Wish List Drive” in Stratford from Nov. 16 to Dec. 1.
Student council members will be responsible for collecting items from Lordship School students and the local community to send to American troops abroad.
The project came about when the student council, which is comprised of 5th and 6th graders, met with Kathleen Sullivan, president of the Stratford chapter of the Blue Star Mothers and Families, a charity that helps military families.
During the talk, Sullivan shared her personal story as a mother of a veteran whose son was injured and far from home.
"I felt alone,” she told them “My son was injured in Hawaii, and I couldn't be with him.”
Sullivan went on to discuss the struggles her group faces as they try to gather lists of local men and women in the military to help support.
The kids began to talk about how their school could help, discussing the various food, personal care, and clothing items that troops may need with Sullivan.
Soon after, the wish list drive was set in motion.
Donations may be dropped off at Lordship School, 254 Crown St., during regular school hours, Monday-Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sullivan’s group plans to ship the items out on Dec. 1.