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Monrovia Scout Raising Funds and Supplies for Students Around World

For the fourth year, Grayson Wade - who lives in Monrovia, goes to school in Sierra Madre, and is in an Arcadia Boy Scout Troop - is collecting money and donations and spreading awareness about Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. OCC sends shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, toys, games and clothing to children in need throughout the world. Grayson, whose collection boxes are in various local businesses, has walked neighborhoods and spoken at Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, schools, Boy Scout troops, and has been a speaker at meetings of the Operation Christmas Child San Gabriel Valley Team. This year he is focusing on promoting youth awareness about giving to children in need.

Grayson's goal is to raise $5000 in order to pack 250 shoeboxes. In addition to raising funds, he hopes many kids will join this campaign in the future. Samaritan's Purse will be sending over 520,000 shoebox gifts to children in the Phillipines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Source: His parents

- Brad Haugaard

1 comment:

  1. We need more kids like this. What an inspiration!