The Lanier Foundation wrote a personal record-setting 3,085 letters for the Bert Show’s Big Thank You Campaign. The six schools under the foundation’s umbrella: T. Carl Buice School, Sugar Hill Elementary, Sycamore Elementary, White Oak Elementary, Lanier Middle and High School, participated in the initiative.
The campaign provides a handwritten letter of gratitude to each service member stationed outside of the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day.
This is the third consecutive year that the foundation has participated in the campaign and they have seen a thirty percent increase in the number of letters written from the previous year. “While we’ve always had great participation, the response from our students this year was overwhelming,” Lanier Foundation President Allen Smith said in a press release. “Our Executive Board read well over half of the letters, and the innocence and the sincerity of what the children write never ceases to amaze me. I take great pride in being part of an organization that prioritizes the importance of showing gratitude, particularly during the holiday season.”