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Care packages bring a sense of home to students and soldiers who are away

Melrose resident Kathy Buckley of Military Mom in Action works with students  from Loudonville Christian School to stock care packages to be sent to military personnel serving overseas. “It’s anything that’s prepackaged individual servings — things they can stick in their pockets when they go out on a mission,” Buckley says.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Melrose resident Kathy Buckley of Military Mom in Action works with students from Loudonville Christian School to stock care packages to be sent to military personnel serving overseas. “It’s anything that’s prepackaged individual servings — things they can stick in their pockets when they go out on a mission,” Buckley says.
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When Janet Lipkin was in college, every week her parents mailed her a care package that contained a loaf of her favorite bread. Throughout the week, she enjoyed it, slice by slice. “It was a hug from my parents,” said Lipkin, who is from Concord, Mass. “I never forgot that.” Now Lipkin sends packages regularly to her daughter, Heather, a Skidmore College student. “It just meant so much to me when I was away at ...


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