This is the second year New England Urgent Care has chosen to support Operation Christmas Child by donating and assembling goodie boxes for kids in over 100 countries around the world.
Each team member can choose to assemble a shoe box for a girl or boy in three age groups. Gift suggestions include one “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, clothing or a soccer ball with a pump, and other items like school supplies, toiletries, other fun toys, and a personal note.
New England Urgent Care Registered Nurses Carlos Paulo and Kathy Williams have volunteered to coordinate the box collections.
“Our team will begin to collect and assemble the boxed gifts at the end of October and deliver them to the Rockville Baptist Church in Vernon during the third week in November,” commented Luci Mastrangeli, Lead X-Ray Technician at New England Urgent Care. “Our team really enjoyed helping last year and wanted to do it again this year,” added Mastrangeli.
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry run by Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.