Thursday, November 13, 2008

Operation Christmas Child

At the International School of Zug, they ask families to spend some time preparing a shoebox filled with toys for kids in other countries that are not as fortunate as us. Many of these Christmas boxes go primarily to orphans and the street children. Coretta had a great time picking out special things to put into this box.

Here is the letter that came home for the parents:

Make a child happy at Christmas! We are four eighth grade students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

For the service section of the award, we are leading Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child has spread around Switzerland in recent years with thousands of volunteers donating their time, energy and lots of love into the project.

Some children aren’t as fortunate as we are. This project gives hundreds of children in poorer countries what might be their first present; a shoebox filled with gifts.

This project has been accomplished very successfully in the school for the last 3 years and with your help, we could make it even better.

I believe they collect 370 boxes last year and hope to collect 400 this year! They met and surpassed their goal at 450 boxes.

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