• Hudson City Schools and the Northern Ohio USO form Partnership

    “Adopt a Unit Program”

    The Hudson City School District has formed a lasting partnership with the Stow National Guard Armory Unit through the “Adopt a Unit” program initiated by the Northern Ohio USO. The District has been identified as the first school district in northern Ohio to accept this important endeavor to provide continuing support for returning troops as they resume their readiness roles in preparing for future emergencies.

    The partnership includes:

    • Agreeing to help fund family oriented unit events, e.g. picnics and holiday activities.
    • Getting to know the service members and their families
    • Inviting the unit to be part of your school/community celebrations.

    The National Guard Unit is not allowed to solicit donations, or ask for sponsorships; so, the Hudson City School District is asking for your help on behalf of the partnership for the benefit of the service men, women and their families.

    Therefore, the District is seeking funds or donations in kind to help offset the cost of holding events and supporting the on-going needs of Armory families.

    To date, our students and staff are working hard to provide some of the following:

    • Goodie bags for soldiers leaving for training
    • Hosting a holiday event December 6th for nearly 300 service men, women and their families, including holiday goodie bags.
    • Providing future assistance and support as needed.

    As part of the relationship building within our schools, National Guard members are supporting Hudson City School District activities such as Veteran’s Day Programs and other celebrations.

    The Hudson City Schools would like to invite the community to help support this unique partnership. There will be an on-going need for funds to help sponsor activities, as well as donations in kind and volunteer support. If you are interested in donating, or learning more about this program, please contact Sheryl Sheatzley, Communications, at 330-653-1495 or email sheatzls@hudson.edu. Donations may be mailed to the Hudson City Schools, 2386 Hudson-Aurora Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236. Checks should be made out to Hudson City Schools. Please write HCSD/USO Partnership in the memo line. Your contributions are tax deductible.

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