CHS Angels to wrap shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

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By Jade Luo
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CHS Angels will meet after school today until 4:30 p.m. to wrap shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a program which sends shoeboxes full of gifts to different impoverished countries all over the world.

According to Kati Feller, co-president and junior, members will not need to bring shoeboxes because she has plenty.

However, she said members need $20 each. Ten dollars cover the cost of shipping the shoeboxes to other countries and the other $10 cover the cost of the presents.

“The dollar aisle at Target has a lot of items,” Feller said.

“(The members) buy presents beforehand. They (wrapped the presents) by themselves last year, but we decided to change it to a group project this year.”

According to Feller, members will bring presents to the meeting and spend the time wrapping their shoeboxes and filling them with gifts to make them ready to ship out.

There are other fundraisers for Operation Christmas Child as well. The bake sale from early November raised about $400, Feller said. The money will go partly to Operation Christmas Child and partly to another CHS Angels fall project, Thanksgiving baskets.

These Thanksgiving baskets are assembled by CHS Angels.

“They will go to underprivileged people,” Feller said. She will deliver the baskets this Saturday to St. Elizabeth’s Ann Seton Church.

Frances Rushing, sponsor of CHS Angels and teacher, said, “(The co-presidents) always research a lot of small charities, and they choose such interesting projects. Many of them, I have never heard of. I learn a lot.”

Feller said she looks forward to Operation Christmas Child.

“(Operation Christmas Child) shoeboxes are in most cases the only Christmas presents these children will receive,” she said. B

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