The Stanwich family is invited to participate in the annual collection of shoeboxes filled with items for poor children around the world through Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organization. This is a wonderful way to teach your children about giving to others who have very few material possessions. Beginning on October 23rd, you can pick up your free box at Stanwich and take it home to fill.
Shoeboxes are due back to Stanwich by Sunday, November 13th.
Items to pack into shoeboxes might include:
* Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
* School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
* Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
* Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
For more information, please contact Melissa O'Neill (email@example.com).