Although many deployed South Carolina servicemen and women will spend the holidays overseas away from home, one group is hoping to make their time a little happier.
The Blue Star Mothers of the Midlands shipped 55 care packages last month that should be delivered in time for Christmas.
“We get names and addresses from different mothers,” chapter president Kaye Smith said. “Different people find out about us and they will send us their childrens’ names and where they are overseas and their addresses so we try to send them out.”
The Blue Star Mothers send care packages throughout the year, gathering supplies and money in donation drives. This most recent shipment was paid for with a $3,000 grant from Dominion Energy.
Smith said every donation helps. It costs $18 to $20 to ship every box overseas. [Read more…]