Christmas in a Shoebox
Nov 18, 2011
The Christmas spirit came early to Concordia when Lambda Delta Sigma asked students, faculty and staff to take part in Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, which brings shoeboxes filled with presents to children in impoverished countries. The shoeboxes contain toys, hygiene items and school supplies.
“Operation Christmas Child give these children the opportunity to feel the simple happiness of feeling like a child on Christmas Day,” says Brittany Davila ’13, West Fargo, N.D. Davila is the co-philanthropy chair of LDS and took the reins on this project.
A table was set up in the Knutson Campus Center atrium where anyone in the community could drop off supplies or monetary donations.
“I love knowing I’m really making a difference in a kid’s life this Christmas,” says Emma Connell ’14, Moorhead, who dropped off three bags of goodies at the table.
“We are incredibly grateful for the abundant donations we have received from the Concordia community,” says Davila. “We are so lucky to live in such a compassionate and generous community.”
And honored to influence the affairs of the world, one shoebox at a time.