Collection time for Operation Christmas Child is coming up Nov. 18 through 25, and now is a good time to pick up bargains for shoe boxes. Trash to Treasure did a major shopping trip to Walmart and with the help of manager Michael Wilde was able to fill five shopping carts with bargains.
“Filling 1,500 boxes needs a mountain of stuff,” said Patsy Magelssen, project chair. “School supplies, t-shirts, flip flops and toys to add to the year long sewing project of hundreds of handmade dresses, duffle bags, purses and jewelry. It takes our group two months to build boxes and fill them.”
Those interested in helping send gifts to children in need can contact Magelssen at 241-7278 or stop by Trash to Treasure workshop, 717 N. Hickory, any Tuesday in October from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.