As we put the finishing touches on costumes and prepare bowls of candy, it is also a time where we collect for those in need around us. Our lower school chaplain is collecting gently used Halloween costumes for the STEP clothing closet. A basket is located on the service shelf by the middle school entrance for donations.
We will collect candy for U.S. military troops stationed overseas as well. Candy is a nice break for servicemen and women from their standard military rations. Donations will be collected around November 7-11, so feel free to bring in that extra candy after Halloween and place it on the service shelf.
And last but not least, we are collecting box tops! At our last chapel, one of our second grade teachers, Mr. Thayer, shared his experience in serving at schools in India over the summer. He expressed how the schools badly needed sources of protein (eggs, meat. etc.) for children to eat on a weekly basis. Each box top collected would result in 10 cents donated to help the schools purchase protein sources for their students. Please bring any box tops to the classroom--so far we have 20 but we would love to get up to 100! Cereal boxes, tissue boxes and even canned goods are all good places to find box tops! Help your child be a "box top" detective!