Polk Middle students fill shoeboxes to help those in need

Students in Polk County Middle School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter recently filled 17 shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization, to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes to be filled with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their communities and elsewhere.

Students at Polk County Middle donated supplies to fill the shoeboxes for those children.

It is going to be a blessing to a lot of kids,” said PCMS chapter advisor Brian Taylor. “My goal was five shoeboxes and they went above and beyond that. I am really proud of these young men and women.”