Club members from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV write letters to our brave and selfless deployed military men and women serving our country. The Club kids wanted to show them that their great sacrifices have not been forgotten by us.
“Dear soldier. I hope you come home soon. Thank you for defending our country.”
Hundreds of “Dear soldier” letters were written over the last month by Club members. It is the club members’ way of showing their appreciation to the men and women.
The letter-writing project was done in honor of Independence Day. Mana de Hidalgo County collected and mailed the letters.
“It’s really been great to have all the kids’ participation in this project, and I know the soldiers are going to be pleased with so many letters from so many kids here,” said Sabrina Walker Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer.
“I bet you feel like a hero. You’re friend Amaya.”
For ten-year-old Amaya this is not the first time writing to a soldier overseas. The last time it was her farther.
“When he was in Iraq, my family missed him very much and when he came home it was right before Thanksgiving,” she said.
She knows the simple joy letters of appreciation bring to these military men and women.
“When the soldier gets this letter, I want him to be happy.”
About Mana de Hidalgo County
MANA de Hidalgo County was founded in 2001 by Dr. Glendelia Zavala. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and empowering the lives of Latinas and young Latinas in the Rio Grande Valley.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV
The Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community for 41 years, providing daily programs and services to over 18,000 young people. During the School year the Club is open Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Club has moved its main site and administration to its new building the Legacy Center located at 702 Cullen Street (Rogers and 281). The Club offers programs that emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, and sport, fitness and recreation. If you would like to learn more about our joining the Club, about how to join our team of professionals, or about our youth development programs call 956.383.2582 or visit our website www.edinburgkids.com. If you would like to make a contribution please contact Sabrina Walker-Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer at 956.383.2582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can text “CLUB” to 20222 to donate $5.00.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg is a proud partner of the City of Edinburg and a United Way of South Texas Agency.