Critical Minds, Compassionate Hearts

Middle Schoolers Send Care Packages Overseas

Over winter break, students at Rashi sent over 120 care packages - including signed baseballs - to Jewish and non-Jewish soldiers serving overseas.
“A baseball is a pretty friendly object. “It does a great job of bringing people together. Even without a mitt, a baseball can be tossed in a simple game of catch. It reminds people of being young, special friendships and simpler times. It transports easily ‐ fits into any backpack or even a pocket,” explains Billy of Billy’s BASEballs, a nonprofit that supports military morale overseas by sharing baseballs with signed messages on them. “A baseball is a nice way to say ‘Hi’ and the soldiers really enjoy getting them.”

Over winter break, students at Rashi sent over 120 care packages - including signed baseballs - to Jewish and non-Jewish soldiers serving overseas.

Social Justice Coordinator Stephanie Rotsky wrote in a thank-you note to the organization, “Billy...your baseballs decorated and inscribed by the Rashi middle school students were included in each care package! We addressed 12 boxes to 12 Jewish soldiers, wrote specific cards to these soldiers, and then wrote holiday cards to other soldiers who live on their base. I just received a wonderful email from Captain Adam Merzel that specifically speaks so happily about receiving the baseballs!”
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