Trinity students send gifts overseas
From staff Reports December 4, 2012 2:10PM
Trinity Christian School sixth-grade student Dana George hands boxes to Aric Anderson. Students collected 444 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The boxes, all filled with small toys, toiletries, school supplies and other items are distributed to childr
Updated: January 6, 2013 9:31AM
Trinity Christian School students recently stuffed shoeboxes with gifts for children overseas and shipped them out.
Students at the Shorewood school collected 444 shoeboxes — exceeding their goal of 400. Boxes were filled with small toys, toiletry items, school supplies, socks and other small items and were sent to children around the globe.
The collection was part of the school’s annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive. The drive is run through Samaritan’s Purse.
Each year, Samaritan’s Purse collects the shoeboxes and distributes them to needy children around the world.
Trinity Christian students participate in the program each year. The children collect all the shoeboxes at the school’s annual Thanksgiving Feast.
Students filled shoeboxes at home with the help of their parents. After the feast, a group of parents drove the boxes to local church serving as a drop-off point.