In Detroit, MI., second graders at University Prep Academy Mark Murray campus, made over 200 sack lunches for homeless veterans for a service project called “Lunches of Love” with the organization International Brown Bag Lunches of Love.
Diane Soulliere, from Lunches of Love, spends her time going all around the state of Michigan ensuring that homeless veterans are fed and loved. Through her organization, students were able to make a difference in the lives of others.
Each second grade student wrote a letter of encouragement to the homeless veterans along with making lunches which were packed with a sandwich, fruit snack, and water. The students wanted to let the homeless know that they were not alone.
After the lunches were created, the lunches were delivered to Michigan’s Veteran Foundation. Diane Soulliere shared how appreciative the homeless veterans were upon receiving the lunches.
If you could’ve seen the faces on the 120 homeless veterans, if I could just bring it back to the school I would. Seriously, it was so amazing to sit across from somebody who told me how important those notes were in those letters and what a difference it makes in their lives.please please pass it along to the children that those notes made all the difference in the world to them and inspire them and encourage them. And you are all an inspiration to me. I love all of you.
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