Spanish National Honor Society wraps gifts for Operation Christmas Child


Emily Merritt

Maddie Brutton (12) and Kayla FitzWilliam (12) wrap a gift for children in Central and South America.

Spanish National Honor Society members gathered in Señora King’s room on Nov. 7 to wrap holiday gift boxes for the Operation Christmas Child project. Within the past month, members of SNHS gathered gifts for children all around the world. 

Operation Christmas Child collects boxes filled with gifts and toiletries. These boxes are then sent all around the world in different third world countries. 

“So my local church that I go to, we do this over the summer,” said Cailyn Hickman (12) “and when I found out that it went to multiple poverty countries, I thought we could use that for our Spanish Club to reach Central and Southern American countries that need it.”

These gifts included stuffed animals, puzzles, coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, notebooks, jump rope, and other small items. Also in the boxes included toothbrushes, toothpaste, brushes/combs, wash clothes, soap, and clothes. In each box a personal note was placed for the child who will receive the gift. 

“It was really sweet to know that it was going to a kid who might not be getting anything for Christmas and that it’s going to mean a lot to them,” said Maddie Brutton (12).

Katelyn Jackson (12) brought in the Operation Christmas Child boxes for members to put their items in. Members filled each box as evenly as possible. After all the gifts filled the boxes, members tapped and prepared the boxes for the drop off center. A group of members in SNHS dropped the boxes off at a local drop off center this past weekend.