What a great response! We recorded donations of over 125 boxes from our little town. Thank you!
Background: Give a gift that will mean much more than most of the presents you're about to give this year .. This one is for an individual needy child who will likely have no other gift at all this Christmas.
For many years the Magrath United Church has been sending lovingly packed Shoe Boxes filled with necessities and small gifts to children in Central and/or South America.
This year The Lions Club is happy to partner with them and hopefully get the whole community more fully involved. Information for packing boxes can be found online at samaritanspurse.ca/occ/ or handouts at the Magrath Pharmacy or Westwind News office.
What a fun activity for a few people to get together and pack boxes. or as family activity or you might join with several friends to pack a box. Here's a great chance for a school class, club, group etc. to make a difference for someone at Christmas. Adapts to any budget, just invite more people to work with you!
If you can't pack a box, you might donate $7 for shipping the box overseas to someone donating the box. There's something for everyone to do! Check with Darlene Holzwarth.
Use your own box, or pick one up at the Pharmacy or Westwind News Office. Then deliver it back filled and ready to go by November 19th. We will deliver it to the drop off in Lethbridge.