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3rd graders ship gifts from the heart

3rd graders ship gifts from the heart

Norfolk shipped a load to the Philippines on January 13, 2015. This was a very special load because the 3rd graders at Norfolk Public Schools included personalized pizza boxes filled with gently used school supplies, games, t-shirts, a picture of themselves along with a letter for the special child that will receive it. Each student took the pizza box home to fill and decorate the outside. The pizza boxes were packed in 68 boxes headed for the Philippines. What special gifts from the heart for children in need all the way across the Pacific ocean. Mercy Meals of Norfolk initiated this KIDS KARE project with the help of OGT for shipping. Other items on this shipment included church pews, 35 boxes of flip-flops, 44 boxes of rubber boots, 105,840 Kids Against Hunger meals, household items, medical supplies, 7 adult PET (all terrain wheelchairs), 5 solar ovens, and 41 sleeping cots. Pictured are two of the 3rd graders with their KIDS KARE Project of Pizza boxes filled with personal items.