Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Packed with Care

Recently, our friends, Joe and Carolyn Liller, have joined the GAIN (Global Aid Network) staff.  GAIN is the disaster relief arm of Campus Crusade for Christ.  They do lots of things besides disaster relief, including sending CarePacks across the globe.  CarePacks are full of basic school supplies and, in many cases, enable the children who receive them, to attend school.

This summer our Care Group set a goal of packing 100 CarePacks.  We collected school supplies through the back to school season and then in late November, we gathered to pack the Care Packs.

We brought in some reinforcements for the evening.

Our girls were very excited to help pack the Care Packs as they had helped me gather and sort some of the materials. 

Each CarePack included 1 notebook, 2 pencils, 2 pens, a sheet of stickers,

a pack of colored pencils, a pack of crayons, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, and a toothbrush.
Julie L. & Doug H.

Andrew G.
Maureen H.
Jon L.
It didn't take long to get everything packed up.

This is the packing crew:  The Hesses, Glenns, Lockards & Pulls.  There are others in our Care Group, all of whom helped in some capacity with the CarePacks, unfortunately, they just weren't able to join us for the event.

Another bonus of the evening, was that Joe and Carolyn, who live in Pennsylvania, came down for the evening and shared about themselves and GAIN and then personally delivered our CarePacks to the GAIN distribution center.

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