ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – More than 200 local students put together care packages for foster children throughout the Tri-Cities region.
In each package, students from the Cornerstone Christian Academy Abingdon placed hygiene items, toys, blankets, socks, a Bible and handwritten notes to each child and their foster parent.
The school’s Chick-fil-A Leader Academy played a role in planning the project.
“It’s teaching leadership skills to students, but for the students to realize that they are able to do something that’s going to make a difference in our community is just awesome,” said local Chick-fil-A owner Dave Pallard.
Several area churches supported the students, who ended up raising $3,200 for the event. Chick-fil-A also contributed a $1,500 grant.