Filling Shoeboxes with Good News, Great Joy

On October 26 at a student-led chapel, our Middle School students kicked off their annual service project with Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization whose mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children with the Good News of Jesus Christ. These simple gifts are shipped outside the U.S. to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

All of the Middle School students have been charged to pack a shoebox at home with age- and gender-appropriate gifts and include $9 for shipping (cash, check, or pay online on the website of Samaritan’s Purse).

If anyone from any division is interested in supporting our Middle School’s efforts with this project, consider packing your own shoe box or by making a donation to cover the cost of shipping.

The last day to turn in boxes is Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Visit for information about how to pack a shoebox and/or how to make a donation. You can also bring cash or check to the Middle School office to support the project.


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