Each year the Middle School collects Holiday Hope Chests, which are given to homeless and disadvantaged middle school age youth in the Lehigh Valley. Holiday Hope Chests are shoe boxes filled with age-appropriate stocking stuffer type goodies. This year we will be collecting until November 14. The sixth grade will be filling boxes on Friday, November 16th.
Since 2000, we have donated over 1,504 Holiday Hope Chest boxes. We look forward to another great year! Here is an overview video of this excellent program.
At this time, we are asking for donations. Each grade level has a room in which to place donated items:
- Sixth-grade: Mrs. Leyesa
- Seventh-grade: Mrs. Daniels
- Eighth-grade: Mrs. Turcotte
Please note the guidelines that have been given to us below:
Items NOT accepted: used/opened items, food, candy, gum of any type, scissors, toy guns, violent movies and books, inappropriate CD’s, money, balloons, glass items, religious materials, knives, razors, Axe deodorant spray, movie gift cards/certificates, cameras, and Webkinz.
Gift Suggestions for Middle School Boys and Girls:
barrettes/headbands magnets books/magazines
toothbrush, toiletries, deodorant notebooks school supplies/duct tape
fun shampoos/soap/lotions coin purse/wallets toys
nail polish/manicure set magic tricks travel games
card games puzzles hats/gloves
socks appropriate movies jewelry
calculators gift cards sport balls
t-shirts water bottles watches
journals key rings small purse/wallet
Legos team hats
….or any other age-appropriate items that will fit in a shoe box.