Gift Boxes for the Troops

, Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted: Sat, September 8 2012 at 7:14 PM, Updated: Sat, September 8 2012 at 7:56 PM

A 16-year-old is on a mission to help troops overseas feel a bit more at home.

Boy Scout Bryce Thornton has been packing gift and goodie boxes for troops in Afghanistan since 2009.

To date -- he has sent out 2300 boxes.

If you'd like to help him and our Americans overseas -- you can drop off donations at Valley Feed and Supply in Eagle Point, Rainey's Corner in White City, Overhead Door or KMED Radio in Medford before September 30th.

Organizers say the troops need snack items like granola bars, individually wrapped hard candies and other pre-packaged foods.

The young man is doing the project for his Eagle rank in the Boyscouts.

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Christine Pitawanich

Christine Pitawanich was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. In 2010, she received a master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

Christine also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Washington.

Before joining the NBC5 News team, she had the opportunity to file reports from Washington D.C. for WFFT FOX Ft. Wayne News in Indiana. Christine has also interned at KOMO-TV in Seattle.

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