Shop, sort, pack, check. Shop,sort, pack, double-check. All week the students and teachers of Lubbock Junior Academy (LJA) have been preparing shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child collects and then fills shoeboxes full of items kids need and lets the child know someone in the world cares for them. This is a project where our LJA students can help a child they may never see or know have a bit of Christmas joy. Please help us by donating the following items. Our goal is to fill 40 boxes.

We need these items by Monday morning, Nov. 22.

TOYS – small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES – pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring, picture books, etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS – toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.

OTHER – Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; warrelated items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Thank you for your help. It is appreciated!