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Singing Christmas Card part of Operation Hand Warmer

Each year, Stevens Creek Elementary School 2nd graders put on a top-notch performance of holiday carols. The performance is recorded and sent overseas in a singing Christmas card for soldiers who will not be able to be home with their families for the holidays. 
 
The singing Christmas card from students at Stevens Creek Elementary is one way Columbia County Schools are participating in the annual Operation Hand Warmer Drive. 
 
students singing
 
Teachers smiling
 
Burt Sappenfield “Operation Hand-Warmer” back in 2012, and has already laid the groundwork for this drive to collect hand-warmers for our front-line troops in Afghanistan, which traditionally experiences bitterly cold winters and the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division duty stations in Europe.
 
“We want to make it easy and simple for citizens with a heart for our military to help warm the hands---and hearts---of our men and women in uniform,” said Mr. Sappenfield. 
 
Donations needed include:

Bath Towels (brown or green)
Sunflower Seeds
All nuts
Beef Jerky
Candy Bars
Protein and snack Bars
Handwarmers
Small Fleece blankets (brown, green or camouflage Walmart has them for $2.99)
Drink mixes
Small card games (Phase 10, Uno, etc)
Small containers of hand sanitizer (1 - 4 oz size)
Sock caps (black or green) 
Sour Candy and sugar-free gum
Ramen Noodles
Sunflower Seeds
Pistachios
Tissues
Pop-Tarts

For more information about the drive, visit Operation Hand Warmer.