For this year’s holiday fundraiser, the IHS Student Council has decided to make contributions to Operation Christmas Child, funded by Samaritan’s Purse. Operation Christmas Child is a program that sends boxes of Christmas gifts to kids in countries where they otherwise would not have received any gifts.
IHS Student Council is collecting toys, hygiene products, and school supplies. They are in need of any average-sized cardboard or plastic boxes (shoebox sized). Donations also can be made to their GoFundMe, which is directly linked to Samaritan's Purse to help cover shipping and other necessary costs.
The fundraiser goes until November 18. Anyone who donates five items or more will be entered into a raffle to receive a gift card to one of many local businesses. "We will be doing multiple drawings a week, so make sure to make your donations," said Ella Fleming, president of the IHS Student Council. "The collection box will be in the main lobby. Make sure to fill out a ticket and put into our raffle box to be considered for a prize!" The goal is to fill 50 boxes and raise $500.
Below are some guidelines for items that are acceptable/unacceptable:
Comb, toothbrush, washcloth, bandages, blanket, stuffed animal, ball, socks, hat, pencils, crayons, markers, bar soap, playdough, flashlight, puzzle, playing cards, sunglasses, coloring book, stickers, chalk, etc.
Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; scary or war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.