Life Care Center Sponsors Operation Christmas Child
BROOKFIELD - At Life Care Center of Brookfield, residents and associates are participating in a project to share the gift of Christmas with children in need.
As part of the 2011 Operation Christmas Child campaign, the facility invites the community to join the team in filling sturdy shoe boxes (or other similarly sized storage boxes) with a mix of small toys, hard candy, school supplies and personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap. The boxes will be distributed to children in war-torn and poverty-stricken countries by Samaritan's Purse.
"We feel this is a great opportunity to give back and help less fortunate children throughout the world," said Mike Young, executive director at the facility.
Operation Christmas Child participants are encouraged to include a picture of themselves to create a personal connection. In addition, Samaritan's Purse asks that participants tape $7 to the inside of the box top to cover shipping and transportation. Ideas for gifts, as well as labels specifying gender and age range, are available at samaritanspurse.org.
This year, the facility's goal is to collect 200 completed boxes. From now until Nov. 14, community members can drop off boxes in the lobby from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information on how you can help Life Care Center of Brookfield with the Operation Christmas Child project, call (660) 258-3367.