Honor Society Students Aid Sustainment Soldiers

Story by Sgt. Joel F. Gibson
13th SC(E) Public Affairs Office

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — National Junior Honor Society students at the Union Grove Middle School here participated in an after-school activity to provide junior enlisted Soldiers of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) with a set of clothing, toiletries, and bed clothes for a newborn child Jan. 16.

The 13th SC(E) Layette Program is designed to deliver a welcome gift to any 13th SC(E), junior enlisted Soldier with a newborn child, said Susan Krogh, director of the 13th SC(E) Layette program.

“I think it’s awesome,” said Ivana Saxon, a teacher at Union Grove, and the school’s NJHS sponsor, “Especially with deployments and single Soldier families, I think it takes a lot of stress off.” 

Items included in the layette bag are a combination of items purchased from monetary donations to the 13th SC(E) Round Table from the surrounding community, and donated informational literature from the Family Assistance Program on Fort Hood.

Items in the bags the students assembled included a blanket with the 13th SC(E) patch, 13th SC(E) window cling, baby clothes, toiletries, and literature from the New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, Army Community Services.

In addition to providing the Fort Hood community a valuable service, the NJHS students earned a couple of hours toward their community service requirement for the Society, said Saxon.

“I think this Layette gift is just another way to support our young families with items that they need, and are useful,” said Krogh.


Students Participate in Layette Program
Students Participate in Layette Program

Students Arrange Donations for Layette Program
Students Arrange Donations for Layette Program