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Students Fill Shoeboxes to Brighten Holidays

Thanks to staff and parent donations of toothbrushes, T-shirts, socks, and toys Sprague students filled 400 shoeboxes that will be delivered to children in third world countries.

Second-graders take part in this outreach project as part of their study on communities. They learn about the different parts of the community - urban/suburban, police/fire, helpers/mayor. Students also wrote letters to the children they were sending the boxes to.

This program is called Operation Shoebox and is organized through Samaritan's Purse International Relief project. The purpose of this activity is to pack shoeboxes full of school supplies, toiletries, toys and treats to send to children in third world countries for the winter holidays.

This project was organized by Teacher Sue Vani and the second-grade team. “It is important to teach children to give back at this early age. We want them to understand that there are many children less fortunate than they are worldwide,” Ms. Vani said. Please visit the school's Facebook page for more photos of the outreach activity.