As part of Staff Week, the campus community was invited to help create care packages for Idaho soldiers deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. The final tally included 586 pounds of snacks, DVDs, books and other goodies packed into 36 large, flat-rate boxes, along with 200 cards and two banners signed by staff members. Artwork and homemade cards were donated by children from Primary Colors Silverstone Learning Center and Mike Kuntz’s third-grade class at Riverside Elementary. A donation also came from a local Girl Scout troop.
Pictured are volunteers Pat Gore, Veterans Resource Network; staff members Matt Lundgren, Environmental Health, Rebecca Mattucci, Financial Aid, and Kimberly Woodings, Registrar’s Office; and DeAnn Sayre, Blue Star Mothers, whose son is Purple Heart recipient Cpl. Brett Sayre.
Carrie Quinney photo