The Italian American Club of Rutland has donated funds it raised from members to the Clarendon Elementary School's Box of Kisses project, according to Gary Lazetera, secretary of the ethnic club based downtown Rutland.
The project, to benefit Vermont military members deployed overseas, was a featured story on the front page of the Green Mountain Outlook's July 21 issue.
"This project is for the raising of money to send a little bit of Vermont to our deployed troops from Vermont. We wanted everyone to know about this project and encourage any of our members who wish to, to assist in this very outstanding project," Lazetera said.
A cookout was held at the elementary school on July 31 to raise additional funds for the troops.
"We join many local businesses and organizations that have stepped up and helped these wonderful children with this project... You can visit their website at www.boxofkisses.org for more details," Lazetera added.