BULLARD, TX (KLTV) - Chick-fil-A has partnered with students from Bullard High School to fill dozens of care packages which will be sent to soldiers and emergency responders serving overseas.
The high school is one of 600 schools Chick-fil-A has partnered with across the country who are part of a leadership program to help identify “servant leaders”, and help grow those qualities in freshman students all the way up to graduation day.
“Everybody wants to be the best. They want to be the president of the class, captain of the football team, head cheerleader” said Jeff Johnston, owner of a Chick-fil-a location in Tyler. “We’ve got some of those, but the big thing we’re trying to do is develop servant leaders, bringing them from the bottom up.”
“We focus on service, and serving others, and becoming a leader,” said Madeline Ekins, a junior at Bullard High School.
Members of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Program at BHS spent Thursday morning preparing care packages as part of their service to others. Students filled the packages with mainly personal hygiene items, which will be sent to soldiers and emergency responders around the world.
“We put hand sanitizer, files, cotton swabs, and things like that that they would need," said Ekins. “And then it’s going to be shipped to an area where they’re going to put socks, and toys, and other necessities before they’re shipped to our soldiers.
Students also had the option of writing personal notes to soldiers to “thank them for our service, and what they’re doing for us,” Ekins added.
“It’s an awesome experience to be part of... for this high school, and Bullard,” said Johnston.