Christmas Shoebox

The student leadership team of Lake Vista Public School wanted to gift children who are less fortunate this Christmas season. We are going to help pack shoeboxes for an initiative called Operation Christmas Child with the Canadian Relief Organization called Samaritan’s Purse.  We have till Monday December 2nd to fill some shoeboxes and spread some joy this Holiday Season!

Each class has been encouraged to help and will receive minimum one shoebox to fill with toys for a boy or girl. Here are the instructions for each class:

1. Get a shoebox from school.
2. Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.‚Äč Put a label on the box (printed from school).
3. Fill it with little gifts (nothing gently used -for hygiene reasons), including school supplies items, soccer ball with pump, stuffed animals, trucks, dolls, non-liquid hygiene items like toothbrush, combs, bar of soap, etc…for a full list, see below. No army related items, no liquids/lotions, or candy.
4. Lastly, $10.00 is needed for each box for shipping costs.


If your family would like to go above and beyond to help Lake Vista School out, you are more than welcome to fill a regular sized shoebox at home. All shoeboxes will be picked up and taken to Calgary by the afternoon on Monday, December 2nd.


For more information about Samaritan’s Purse, and how to pack a shoebox please visit: https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Thank you in advance for your help from home!

Lake Vista Leadership Team

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