POSTED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 6:04pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — Students from Parkview Baptist School spent Wednesday morning packing almost one-thousand boxes of hope and supplies into a school bus. The boxes are destined for kids all around the world.
"Giving kids Christmas that don't have Christmas it's just the coolest thing to me," says student Haigan Hancock.
These students took money out of their pockets to pack the boxes with essentials like toothbrushes and toothpaste. They also filled them with goodies like candy. They fit a bible in there too. And in the process they learned some valuable lessons.
"[You should] always appreciate what you have because you never know when you're not going to have it," says Caughman.
"It's definitely being thankful. Thankful that you've been blessed,” states Hancock.
These are lessons Marline Price hoped these kids would learn when she started the ‘Operation Christmas Child’ project almost 20 years ago. And she's seen the impact it has made on not only the students, but also the needy kids who get the gifts. Kids like Ted from Russia.
"He told us about being in an orphanage with 20 boys and they shared a washcloth and when he opened his ‘Operation Christmas Child’ box and had a washrag of his own he was so excited," says Price.
"Going out and impacting others. That’s one of the coolest things to me," states Hancock.