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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 8:32 am

Drew Alyeshmerni Leach traveled to Israel last month to deliver 45 Chanukah care packages to Lone Soldiers. Inside these packages were not only items on the soldiers’ wish lists, such as socks, slippers and jackets to keep warm during the winter, but also snacks. The most requested snacks were Hot Cheetos, Takis tortilla chips, Clif bars and Sour Patch Kids. The packages also included cards and letters from students in their home communities.

Leach, who grew up in Scottsdale and now lives in Los Angeles, is the founder of M’ever LaYam, a nonprofit with a mission to connect American Jewish youth with Lone Soldiers from their communities.

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