Church members in Herrin preparing shoe boxes for their Christmas project | Community Spirit
HERRIN, IL (KFVS) - Church members of the the Christian Life Center in Herrin will be preparing and wrapping shoe boxes for the Appalachian Blessing at Christmas project on Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m.
CLC has a goal of taking at least 500 shoe boxes filled with presents to underprivileged children in the Appalachia Mountains Dec. 14-15. Each year, they say they look for ways to bless those less fortunate, especially during the Christmas season. For the last three years, their focus has been on the children from the poorest region of the United States, the Appalachia Mountains.
For the last month, members have been gathering shoe boxes and filling them with an assortment of toys, school supplies and hygiene items that will be given to children who may not have a Christmas otherwise. While in years past, they have collected up to 150 boxes, this year, their goal is 500.
Leaving on Dec. 14, church members will fill their bus and drive 10 hours to Bradshaw, W. Va. to hand deliver the shoe boxes. They will return late the next evening.
For those interested in helping with the Appalachian Blessing at Christmas Shoebox project, shoe boxes with small toys, school supplies, or hygiene items can be dropped off at the church office by Dec. 10.
For more information please contact: Chrissy Gurley, Life Care Ministry Director, Christian Life Center, 1901 North Park Ave. in Herrin at 618-942-7369, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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