October is an exciting month for Muir Lake School because we start to think about our upcoming shopping for the annual shoe box collection.
Sending shoe boxes to desperate children across the world has become a rewarding tradition at Muir Lake School. It is part of our fabric to want to help others that are less fortunate. Classes join together to see if they can be the class to produce the most boxes; or students bring new items from home to contribute to a few boxes put together as a joint classroom effort.
Either way, Operation Christmas Child is a time when students at our school can think critically about what children in earthquake torn countries might like to receive for Christmas. It is also a time students can write letters and send pictures to connect with children abroad who may have seen war or natural disaster. They may be in orphanages or they may just be living in poverty. It is a hands-on opportunity for students to get involved beyond our borders in a very real way.
Muir Lake school has consistently collected around 200 shoe boxes for struggling children every year. It is an achievement of which we should be very proud. If you have never filled a shoe box, please consider making this your first year. It is a very fulfilling activity and a chance for us to show how much we really care.
Shoe boxes will be available in the office soon.