Emmanuel Christian Community School students fill shoeboxes with gifts


Emmanuel Christian Community School students Natasha Turkash, Seth Travis, Gracey Khiap Thuam and Delene Manuel (back), with one of the shoeboxes.
Emmanuel Christian Community School students Natasha Turkash, Seth Travis, Gracey Khiap Thuam and Delene Manuel (back), with one of the shoeboxes.

STUDENTS from a Girrawheen school created 500 boxes filled with gifts for disadvantaged children.

Nearly 350 students from kindergarten to Year 8 at Emmanuel Christian Community School in Girrawheen contributed to the fundraising initiative as part of Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child project.

They spent a day at the end of last term filling shoeboxes with clothing, toys, gifts and hygiene items they had collected.

Classes fundraised to purchase items and postage, sought donations from Target, Kmart and Spudshed and even sewed fabric bags and purses for recipients.

Boxes will be sent to countries including Cambodia, Thailand, Fiji, Vietnam and Samoa.