SAN JUAN - This holiday season, students at PSJA Early College High School put together over 80 Christmas care packages to mail out to US Troops in Afghanistan.

The care packages, donated by the Pharr Economic Development Corporation, were decorated and filled with items such as snacks, games, hygiene products, and personalized letters written by the students.

PSJA Social Studies teachers David Eanes and Rey Perez helped organize the event, while also reaching out to others who were eager to get involved and bring it to life. Many of the students donated items themselves, and the packages were mailed out thanks to funding provided by Congressman Filemon Vela Jr. and Congressman Vicente Gonzalez.