Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Sharing Project

Operation Shoebox

With Christmas right around the corner, we are looking ahead to our 3rd grade Christmas activities. We started a new tradition a few years ago, and both parents and students felt it was very meaningful and worthwhile. We’d like to continue that tradition again this year.

Each year, rather than have a class gift exchange, we have chosen a charity to donate to which the third graders feel a connection. In the past we have donated to the Carroll County Haiti Mission Project and the Philippines Typhoon Relief fund.  This year the third graders have really embraced honoring and helping veterans, so we have chosen Operation Shoebox as our charity.  This organization sends care packages to service members all over the world.  To learn more about it, visit the following website:

We are asking students to bring in donations for Operation Shoebox care packages.  The specific items that we will be collecting include:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Travel size body wash
  • Travel size shampoo
  • Travel size tissues
*All items should be new, in unopened packages

Please send your donations to school on or before December 16th. Thank you so much for donating to this very worthy cause. And, thank you, too, for helping us share the true meaning of the season with our 3rd graders.

Happy Holidays!

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