Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkey Food Drive Boxes and Operation Christmas Child

The kids this year had a wonderful time showing love to others by collecting toys and food that could be given to kids in need this year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. What a blessing to hear the kids so excited to want to give to others that don't have much. We collected food such as gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, corn, and then the church was donating a turkey to go along with the food boxes to hand out to families. All in all, the kids at the school brought in around 800 boxes of food to go to those in need. It touched my heart so much!
Another thing we did this year was collect shoeboxes of toys for Operation Christmas Child. These toys go to kids all around the world that do not have anything for Christmas. We gave things such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, slinkies, crayons, pencils, stuffed animals, dinosaur toys, and balls. The kids were so excited the day we went out to get the things for the kids. Here is a picture of Kira with her shoebox - unfortunately I did not get a pic of Andrew :(