On November 14, 2017, the 2nd and 3rd graders volunteered their time for our annual Serv-a-thon. For their community service project, they worked with Operation Christmas Child. They started out loading all of the shoeboxes donated from WSCS into a SUV. Traveling to two local churches, the children loaded up all of the donated shoeboxes into two more cars. All three cars were filled front to back with generous Shoebox donations from our community!
The excited classmates then headed to The Church on the Sound in Stony Brook, which serves as an Operation Christmas Child processing center. The children unloaded the precious cargo for the boxes to be counted. Once checked in, the kids helped move all our boxes, as well as, every other box, that had been delivered that day, to the back sorting room. Our students worked in two teams: some stacked boxes on tables, while others placed rubber-bands around the boxes to secure them during shipment. They helped tape together shipping crates and then loaded them up with Shoeboxes. Knowing the importance of these special packages, the children were particularly careful not to rip any wrapping paper, stickers, or bows. In order to make all the puzzle pieces fit together, our students searched all the tables to locate the perfect size & shape boxes, so they could fit as many as possible in each crate.
We are all so proud of the 2nd and 3rd grade classes! They worked hard and were true servants, demonstrating what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
- Submitted by parent, Christine B -