Care Packages for Cadets: The Citadel Heroes Project

Care packages being prepared for Citadel Cadets prior to Christmas.

Parents at The Citadel are like parents at any school or university. We care deeply for our children and their well being. Some of the Citadel cadets have obligations to the military which may require them to be deployed while they are still students.  When one mother learned about this, she leapt into action and started The Citadel Heroes project. That mom’s son is now a graduate and serves in the Air Force, but the work continues through parent volunteers and staff support.

Started about four years ago, The Citadel Heroes Project is an all volunteer program.  Volunteers donate money and items to be sent in care packages to the deployed cadets and recent graduates. The staff of the Health, Exercise & Sport Science Department coordinate sending the boxes several times a year.

The next mailing will go out after the annual Corps Day weekend, March 17 – 20. During the weekend events, visitors will be asked to sign cards and drop off donations for the care packages. Money is also needed to cover the postage to mail the boxes.

Family and volunteers continue to support Citadel Cadets with hundreds of care packages as they deploy.

If you would like to help this effort, you can send a check made out to The Citadel Heroes Project and mail it to: The Citadel Heroes, c/o Col. John Carter, Dept of HESS, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409.

If you would like to be added to the email list for future announcements, contact Gwen Christ, The Citadel Heroes Project Manager: fpgwen@aol.com.

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13 Responses

  1. A worthy project, Thanks!

  2. I am a recipient of one of these care package and I must say they are pretty awesome! Thank you again.

    Kristina Romero
    L 2006

  3. Thanks Harold.
    Kristina – How wonderful to hear from you! The volunteers will be so happy to see your note. Thanks for commenting. How did you find this blog?

  4. How heartwarming to hear from one of our recipients! It wasn’t much, just a box. But it was filled with love and prayers to cover you in safety and to let you you were not forgotten. Thank you for your service Kristina!

  5. @Ms. Griggs – I found the blog through a link on a FB group I belong to for women Citadel grads.

    @Ms. Smith- Thank you but I’m just doing my job. The love and support we receive from friends and family back home just makes it easier. It is also very cool it’s coming from my school!

    GO BULLDOGS!

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