Simple Gifts

In addition to the candles in our office windows, Moravian has other holiday traditions. The Holiday Hope Chest, a project of the Learning Connection, is one.

The hope chests are shoeboxes packed with age- and gender-appropriate items for needy children 9-11 years old. Some ideas: crayons, pencils, notepaper, tape, glue, markers, Play-Doh or modeling clay, flashcards, stickers, collectible cards, small toys, packaged candy and cookies, small books, hats, magazines, flashlight, hair products, toothbrush, shampoos and soaps, lotions, card games, magnets. The organizers also need wrapping paper, ribbon, and, of course, empty shoeboxes.

All these can be dropped off after Thanksgiving in the decorated bin at the HUB and will be wrapped by children of TLC at their Christmas party December 8. Or you can fill a shoebox yourself, wrap it, and deliver it to the Community Service Office, 1309 Main St., by November 30. Information: Phyllis Walsh, Ext. 1602 or

November 20, 2001

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Simple Gifts
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