July 26, 2014

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Donations are needed in helping the 4-H teens with "Operation Christmas" Print E-mail

The Pendleton County 4-H Teen Club is doing a service project for Operation Christmas Child. The Operation Christmas Child is an organization that sends shoes boxes filled with toys, tooth brushes and tooth paste, bars of soap, hard candy and more, to give to children as Christmas presents. These boxes are sent to children in third world counties, who typically have nothing; some may have to share a tooth brush with 20+ other people, some may live in a small area with multiple people, some do not have anything to drink out of on a regular basis, and they probably have nothing to call their own. These children generally do not know what Christmas is or who Jesus Christ is. With your help, we can potentially give these children their first interaction with Jesus and their Christmas present.

The Pendleton County Teen Club will be collecting:

Empty shoe boxes

Boys and girls toys for children ages 2-14 (include batteries)

Bars of soap (no liquid items)

Tooth brush and tooth paste

Hard candy (No chocolate or dated food)

Socks

Underwear

Shoes

Hair brush

Empty water bottles

Any other item that could be given as a present

Each box costs $7 to send across seas, so we are also asking for monetary donations; I know we are asking for a lot, but we are asking for whatever you are willing to give. After the collections are taken up, The Pendleton County Teen Club will also be having a Packing Party to pack boxes on October 10th at 10 am at the Pendleton County Extension Office.  If you would also like to donate your time, we would appreciate that.

Please consider helping us with the great cause.  We would love to see a lot of items donated and have a lot of people come out to pack.  We thank you in advance for any donations you are willing to give. If you have any questions you can contact me at kkelseykknight@aol.com or 8594457254.  You could also contact the 4-H Agent, Shelley Meyer at shelley.meyer@uky.edu or 859-654-3395.