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John Glenn WLHS Students Provide Shoeboxes of Joy for Needy Children

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Continuing an annual tradition, World Language Honor Society students at the high school organized an Operation Christmas Child service project. Guided by advisers Nicole Correia and Nicole Gendjoian, the WLHS members – along with students in ASL and Spanish classes – donated 100 shoeboxes full of items to children in need around the world.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child, a project of international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies in time for the holidays. They ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

“I felt proud of myself and cheerful to be able to give children that may not be able to get these resources the chance to use them and enjoy them for the holiday,” senior Diana Muniz said. “It felt nice to think of their smiles when they get the shoebox.”

“The holidays are always such a magical time of the year and I am glad that I was able to help give joy to underprivileged children during this time,” senior Aidan McNamara said.