Study Body Generates Philanthropy in Operation Christmas Child

GLSD reaches out in the Christmas spirit. On November 16, 2012 PAW and Key club organized Operation Christmas Child underprivileged child has the chance to open a box full of gifts: toys, candy, and toiletries along with a booklet about Jesus.

Becca Brubaker, PAW President, initiated the spirit  of giving for this project. “I always did it [Operation Christmas Child] with my family and church and I think since we have so much help it [will be] a success,”  said Brubaker.

The student body donated various items: stuffed animals, toothpaste, hair bands, books, even floss. About 16 members from Key Club and PAW  assembled 100 boxes to give to the Free Methodist Church to distribute to needy children for Christmas.

Sarah College, a PAW member said, “ It gives me a chance to help in a way I wouldn’t normally do!”  This is the first time GLHS participated in this  particular fundraiser.

Sophomore Regan Simpson, a PAW member, was excited about doing something really heartfelt. “I think the best part is putting together the boxes and thinking about how excited the kids will be whenever they open it,” said Simpson.

Each box looked like a personalized gift, lined with red or green tissue paper filled with many activities and even little things taken for granted such as, soap, toothpaste, brushes etc. After each box was topped with ribbon around it to finalize the gift.

PAW has many plans for this year:  “This is one of the many projects PAW will be doing this year and new members are always welcome,” Brubaker commented.