Students at the Ambrose School prepares care packages for the troops

Posted at 3:38 PM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 17:38:15-05

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Students of all grade levels at the Ambrose School raised money to put together care packages for military members who are deployed overseas.

The students raised $9,000 through a coin drive in order to put together 600 care packages that they will send to the troops.

We caught up with a pair of fifth grade classes who built care packages and took the time to write a personalized letter to the soldier who will receive their package.

"It makes me proud that we did this for them," said fifth grader Grace Salove. "We appreciate your service and we want you to come home soon."

Grace's grandfather Wes Garvin fought in the Vietnam War, this U.S. Navy veteran remembers getting letters from children during his service.

"It gives you a great uplift and just fills your heart with hope and joy," said Garvin. "I would have liked to have personally looked all of them up and thanked them for what they did to help me get through that time.”

In order to send care packages the Ambrose School needs the name of a military member who is deployed, so far they have 250 names including some of their own alumni.

They want to ask the public if you know someone who is deployed to contact the school at