Published : Monday, December 4, 2017 | 12:14 PM
Nearly 900 children around the world will have a brighter Christmas thanks primarily to the hard work of Architecture & Construction Engineering senior Grayson Wade who again orchestrated the massive Operation Christmas Child shoebox donation drive, and the entire Bosco Tech student body who wholeheartedly supported and contributed to the effort.
As of this year, the campus’s commitment to the international non-profit outreach has resulted in the packing nearly 4,000 fully-stocked shoeboxes and the raising of $38,000 for shipping costs. More than a campus-wide effort, the school’s faculty, staff, and club members have been helped by other high schools, and organizations and businesses throughout the San Gabriel Valley, like Carrows and the Olive Garden.
Operation Christmas Child is part of the Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian humanitarian organization providing aid to people in need around the world. The organization impacts more than 100 countries.
“I think it’s important for us to remember that, globally, there are great needs out there,” said Grayson of the effort. “There’s much more out there than our own day-to-day lives.”
Special thanks to Grayson, his family, participating Tech students and faculty, and all who donated, packed shoeboxes, and supported this wonderful outreach!
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