Nashville Teacher Sends Packages To Soldiers Who Won't Be Home For Holidays

One Nashville teacher is making a difference for those serving overseas this holiday season.

Michelle Lombardi, a 4th-grade elementary school teacher from Nashville, is spreading holiday cheer through a program she created called Christmas In Camouflage

Cheryl Lombardi

Cheryl Lombardi

Around the holidays, Michelle sends out a "wish list" to all schools in her area. After collecting items donated by students, she creates packages and sends them on their way to soldiers. 

As the Christmas In Camouflage started, Michelle was sending out 60 boxes a year by herself. The program has now grown and the VFW assists in sending out packages. 

Her mother Cheryl Lombardi talked to iHeartRadio and said, 

She gets wonderful letters back from these soldiers sometimes they are very tearful but these soldiers appreciate it so much. 

As Christmas In Camouflage continued to grow, Michelle wrote a song about it. Once her principal heard the song, he went to the school's music teacher and the students are now singing along with it!

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