Over 160 local youth spent their school holiday volunteering with OCC in honor of U.S. veterans. Here they are in action! â€ª#â€ŽVeteransDayâ€¬
Pictured:Kindergarten students from All Saint’s Catholic Academy in Bayonne from Mrs. Cronin and Mrs. Olvesen classes KA and KB filled shoeboxes as part of Operation Christmas Child as stated by Michelle Mandaro a Bayonne mother who along with her two children have been filling shoeboxes with items for underprivileged children for the past 5 years.
“The kindegarten children were excited Â to help with the project, they understood the purpose and decorated and filled the boxes with goodies and wrote notes to the children who will be receiving the boxes.” stated Mrs. Mandaro
“Last year Operation Christmas Chld Â filled 22,000 shoeboxes and this year we filled 29,000 shoeboxes added Mrs. Mandaro.
Pictured with the children far left Michelle Mandaro. Mrs. Cronin and Mrs. Ovlesen holding the sign “Power of a Simple Gift.
To read more about Operation Christmas Child or to help out next year please read OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILDÂ