Redhawks Soar Filling Shoe Boxes for Operation Christmas Child
The MHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to thank all the students, faculty, staff, administrators, counselors, and clubs for their time and generosity in making this year’s Operation Christmas Child such a success! Along with packing 84 shoe boxes, a group of 41 students and 7 faculty/staff members volunteered at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Charlotte on Thursday evening, Dec. 5th. At the processing center, the Redhawks worked various jobs such as pre-sorting, inspecting, taping, and “cartonizing”. They also learned that the shoeboxes they were processing would be going to children in Madagascar and Ethiopia.
This is the 10th year the Monroe High School FCA has sponsored this drive. Each year more students, faculty and staff members join in to pack, collect, and process shoeboxes. A huge shout out to the MHS clubs who participated this year. FCA, ROTC, Podcast Club, International Club, Book Club, and NHS.
The FCA kicked off their annual School-wide Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Drive in November. For the past 9 years they have sponsored this school-wide project in which students, clubs, faculty and staff have pack hundreds of shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items that have been shipped to children all over the world. They hosted their annual OCC Shoe Box Packing Party on Tues. Nov. 19, after school, where students, staff, and administrators helped pack shoe boxes with donated items. Participants also had a chance to learn more about the project and see videos of children opening their boxes in previous years.