We Day, November 23/11

Congratulations to all the students who are attending the We Day celebrations at MTS Center tomorrow.  This will be a great opportunity to learn more about philanthropy and pat themselves on the back for a job well done.  In the spirit of We Day and at the encouragement of a friend of ours we are preparing shoe boxes for the Operation Christmas Child whose national collection week is Nov. 21 -27th.  This project is run by Samaritan’s Purse Charity who sends these Christmas Boxes to countries where the children would otherwise receive nothing at Christmas.  We are so fortunate here in Canada that it is nice to remind our children how good it feels to give to others.  You can pick these boxes up at the food court in St. Vital Mall from now until Sat.  You return them there on Sat. filled with the necessary items ( a list is provided when you pick up the box), you provide the shipping costs as well and the box is sent to a child in need.  I have been told that the children who receive them only get one per lifetime so it is pretty special.  You are also encouraged to enclose a personal note for the child who receives your box.  In the Spirit of Giving I encourage everyone to check out this great opportunity.