SIGHT AND GLOBAL HEALTH POTLUCK GROUP PRESENTS:
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
WHO: YOU, (classmates, colleagues, church groups, friends and family members)
WHAT: Making “Shoebox gifts” for kids in poverty worldwide ages 2 – 14
(Gifts are sent abroad through the non-profit charity SAMRITAN’S PURSE)
WHERE: Ewing Hall, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX, 1st floor, Room 1.104
WHEN: November 9th at 6:00 PM
WHY: To help children in need around the globe and because it is a TON of fun!
HOW IT WORKS: You will need to bring a shoe box (or many) as well as items for either a boy or girl of a selected age level (your choice - ages 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14). We will get together on Nov. 9th at 6 pm in Ewing Hall to eat, wrap the boxes and stuff them with the items we collect. With each box a donation of at least $7 is requested to help with shipping. We (SIGHT and GHSS officers) will then drop the boxes off at a designated drop point by Nov. 15th and voila, a good deed is done! A child chosen to receive the box will have it just in time for Christmas and will thank their generous benefactor immensely for their newly acquired goodies. It's that easy!
TOYS - small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.;
SCHOOL SUPPLIES - pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.;
HYGIENE ITEMS - toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.;
OTHER -Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
A PERSONAL NOTE - In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)
DO NOT INCLUDE - Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures. No chocolate, food or out-of-date candy. No liquids, lotions, meds or vitamins. No breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers and no aerosol cans.
SPREAD THE WORD AND...bring your favorite POT LUCK INTERNATIONAL DISH! Need not be present to participate.Please contact one of the following organizers if you are unable to attend, but wish to make a cash or other donation.
Ashley Maltz - firstname.lastname@example.org Teryn Driver – email@example.com
Rachel Mathers – firstname.lastname@example.org Anand Bhat – email@example.com