Preschoolers from Merryhill School at 123 Corning Avenue assembled and stuffed more than 52 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, an international humanitarian organization that sends care packages to children in third world countries. Throughout November, Merryhill students and their families collected items to fill the boxes, including shirts, socks, pencils, books, puzzles, games, stuffed animals and hard candy. On Nov. 22, students formed an assembly line and stuffed the boxes, which are being mailed to boys and girls in Africa, Indonesia and the Philippines. Once an Operation Christmas Child box is delivered to its recipient, students will receive a photo of the boy or girl who received it. To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/.
About Merryhill School
Merryhill School in Milpitas, Calif., is part of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a national network of more than 185 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, K-8 and high schools in 17 states across the nation. Merryhill School locations provide high quality private education, with small class sizes, caring and skilled teachers and attention to individual learning styles. They also offer before and after school care and summer camp. For more information on Merryhill School, or to find a school near you, please visit www.merryhillschool.com.