The Belmont High School Community Service class has taken on a very big challenge. The group decided together that they would like to design and create a T-shirt that would be sold in the high school as well as around the community to raise money, which would be used make care packages for troops currently in Afghanistan.
The students met with a father of a Belmont High School graduate who told them what it was like to be the parent of a child who is overseas, and gave them some insight as to the conditions the soldiers are fighting under.
Philip Saidnawey, Belmont High School Class of 2009, and the 200 members of his platoon are deployed in a remote region of Afghanistan, where they don’t have access to things that we take for granted. Package requests direct from the soldiers include things such as snack foods, magazines and socks.
The students designed the black T-shirts saying “Support Our Troops” in camouflage writing and sport a bright yellow ribbon on the back. They are currently being sold at the High School for $10, and the students have decided to reach out to the rest of Belmont and ask for their support.
The students will be selling T-shirts on Saturday, March 24, at Shaw’s on Trapelo Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition, you can pick up a T-shirt while they last at Belmont High School; e-mail Alice Melnikoff before you come to the school.
Monetary donations are also welcome.