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VL Students Join in Annual OCC Collection

November 18th, 2018

The classrooms and hallways were bustling on Friday afternoon as Valley students took time away from the normal school day to pack 180 shoeboxes of gifts to be distributed through Samaritan’s Purse.  The Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world; one of their holiday events is Operation Christmas Child.

“Basically they encourage people from across the United States to fill up shoe boxes with toys, toiletries, stuffed animals and Christmas presents for children in struggling regions around the world,” said VLHS teacher Renee Brenner, who organized Valley’s participation.

Valley has participated in Operation Christmas Child for several years with students gathering gifts and packing them before dropping them off at the distribution center at Hopevale Church in Saginaw. From there, they’re sent to children in need all around the globe.

Valley students have chosen to provide not only the contents of the shoeboxes but also cover the $9 overseas shipping cost of each shoebox.

Thanks, students and teachers, for your involvement in this awesome ministry!

gifts on a table

The Saginaw Valley Lutheran High School Association, operating Valley Lutheran High School, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and physical handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, genetic information, and physical handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.