Shoebox Campaign for the Shepherds of Good Hope

posted Dec 6, 2015, 12:23 PM by St. Thomas More School
Students from STM will be involved in a community Advent project to experience the act of giving to the less fortunate. The Shepherds of Good Hope run a “Shoe Box Program” for the homeless, who live or go to the shelter for Christmas dinner. Each person who goes to the shelter is given a wrapped shoebox with a Christmas card at his or her place for dinner. Inside the shoebox are items that they can use or consume. The items that each class will collect can be divided into three categories. For example, 1) Clothing- (something warm) - hats, mitts, gloves, socks, scarves, or a headband. 2) Toiletry items- toothbrush, toothpaste, small shampoo, soap, hand lotion, deodorant, lip balm, or cream (please NO mouthwash or hand sanitizer) 3) Treats- mints, chocolate bars, or gum. Other items may include a small pad of paper, pen, or a deck of cards. 
We are asking each child to bring in a couple of items and/or a shoebox for this project. We will be collecting items starting Dec. 1st to Dec. 12th. If you would like to donate a roll of wrapping paper or ribbon that would be greatly appreciated. We will collect all items and then fill the shoeboxes so that each gift has the same variety and amount. The shoe boxes will then be wrapped and a Christmas card made by the children stating that the gift is from St. Thomas More School. Thank you for your consideration to support this worthwhile initiative.