interest in the military began when his cousin joined the Army in 2008.
Jack would mark his cousins military assignment locations on the globe
he had by his bedside. For Jack's 6th birthday he received a set of
Army fatigues which he wore non-stop. He wore them everywhere, and
wanted to wear them everyday! His mom finally had to say enough was
enough, and he can only wear them once a week to school!
November 2009 Jack pulled a wagon with pictures of his hometown heroes
in the Veteran's Day parade while walking with the Blue Star Mothers
Group from Modesto, Ca. At the end of the parade route Jack passed out
candy to people, met some of the local heroes both old and young, and
took lots of photos with people. The following week Jack helped the
Modesto Blue Star Mothers at their holiday packing party for the troops.
Jack took his time selecting the items he wanted to go into the care
boxes he was packing.
was after this packing party that Jack started saving his own snacks
from his school lunch so he could send them to his cousin who was
deployed to Afghanistan.
After collecting some lunch snacks,
Jack said he needed more snacks for all the troops. In order to buy the
snacks Jack sold fatigue clad snowmen ornaments at Christmas time. He
raised enough money to send out over 200 "Snack Packs" in January 2010.
so began Jack's Snack Packs, a Non-Profit Organization run by 100%
volunteers, with 100% of donations going to Snack Packs that are sent to
deployed service members around the world.