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Coarsegold 4-H’ers make a difference by providing 19 shoebox presents for kids

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webmaster | 11/23/13

I am very proud to announce that the Coarsegold 4-H Club has once again made a difference in our world.  GO 4-H! This year, our club made 19 shoeboxes for “Operation Christmas Child“. This is our third year making them, and we have made 54 shoeboxes total - WOW!

What is Operation Christmas Child? It is a “Global Gift Exchange” operated by Samaritan’s Purse. Each November, Samaritan’s Purse opens thousands of locations, usually at churches and schools, to collect shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, personal items, and other gifts. These shoeboxes are then distributed as Christmas gifts in over 130 countries throughout the world. Since 1993, more than 100 million children have felt a lot of joy and love through the simple power of a shoebox. Isn’t it great something so small means something so big?

Our club also collected clothing, tarps, blankets and non-perishable food to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Our sheep leader, Mrs. Karl Hussey, collected all of the items and took them to her company for a huge collection through “LBC Branch of North America”. LBC at Shaw and West in Fresno is a money remittance, courier, and cargo service company. It offers FREE shipping to affected areas through Nov 30. If you or anyone you know is interested in donating, please address your donations to: MELISSA-ANN MACARUBBO, LBC Hangar, General Aviation Center, Domestic Airport Compound, Pasay City, Philippines.

As busy as we have been, we still found time to make and sign 30 beautiful Christmas cards for our soldiers. We are mailing our cards through “Holiday Mail for Heroes.” Maybe you would like to send a soldier (or two) a card as well? If so, please mail your card or cards to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. Cards will be accepted through Dec. 6...


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