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Students pack shoeboxes for charity

December 15, 2011
Special to the Town Crier
A group of students in the Early Childhood Education program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center are giving back this holiday season by packing shoeboxes for children as part of Operation Christmas Child.

The students each brought in items to pack eight shoeboxes full of gifts that will go to boys and girls around the world. The shoeboxes included everyday items like toothbrushes, combs and school supplies, plus some fun items such as coloring books, jump ropes and candy.

This is the second year a group of students from Early Childhood Education have worked on the project. “Because we work with children, we have a good understanding of what their needs are at certain ages, so the project is a really good fit for us,” Early Childhood Education instructor Julie Pagnotta said.

In addition to the donated items, the students also included a personal note, a photo and return address inside of each box so the gift recipient could get to know them a little better.

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Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Early Childhood Education students Brittany Burkhart of Boardman, Marlena Philpot of Campbell, Sydney Nonnemacher of Springfield, Morgan Claypoole of Springfield, and Kayli Dean of Western Reserve pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.



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