As a service project, about twenty students in the after school program at the Nazzaro Center met with two members of the Boston Host Lions Club (based in the North End) over the course of two days. Lions Felix Padial and Norman Sabbey told the students how much receiving a letter form “home” meant to our members of the armed services stationed abroad.
At the first meeting Felix and Norman discussed with the students the subjects which could be included in their letters and each student prepared a draft letter. At the next meeting, the Lions members discussed each letter with each student and had each student write their letter on a stationary note card.
A student proudly shared a response which she had received from the previous time the Lions ran this program. The letter was from a National Guard member in the Middle East who thanked the student for writing and told her that the letter meant a great deal to her.
As a bonus, one of the students received a letter back from a woman a member of a state National Guard who was stationed in the Middle East from the previous time that the Lions conducted this program. The soldier wrote that receiving the letter from the student meant a great deal to her and thanked the student for writing.
The Boston Lions thanked Laura D’Ella, Program Supervisor of the Nazzaro Center, for her assistance in setting up this program. For more information about the Boston Host Lions, please contact Marvin Bodden at [email protected] Marvin is the president of the Boston Host Lions Club. See also the club’s webpage https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/boston_host/