Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Joining the American Tradition of #Giving @psucollegiateffa @psuteachag

Tis the season of giving! As we approach the holiday season many are starting to brainstorm ideas of continuing America’s great tradition of giving. There are some that already have ideas to give to friends and family, but what about giving to the local community or those less fortunate?

What have we done to give back? 

Members from Collegiate FFA and Teach Ag! Society pose for a picture
with the assembled and gift-filled Operation Christmas Child boxes.
Last night, the Penn State Collegiate FFA and Teach Ag! Society joined together to give back to those less fortunate. Together 35 members channeled their holiday spirit to join in celebration of National Collection Week to pack 60 boxes for Operation Christmas Child! Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to ensure that children in need around the world have something worth celebrating.This week Samaritan’s  Purse and other orgnizations will collect these gift-filled shoeboxes at more than 4,000 drop-off sites in the United States. These shoeboxes collected will then be delivered to children in need in more than 100 countries.

What we packed in the gift-filled shoeboxes?
  • Toothbrush  
  • Toothpaste             
    Members filling boxes with the items listed on the left side of picture.
  • Holiday Pencils
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Socks
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayons
  • Bars of Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Comb
  • Floss
  • Ball
  • Eraser
  • Hard peppermints
  • Card
How we created an impact by giving. What can you do?

These small shoeboxes filled with small items have the ability to bless many children in need around the world. Overall, it creates a large impact that exhibits how the smallest actions can make a difference. It is not too late to do something for someone else! Find ways to celebrate America's great tradition of giving by donating a gift or time to those in need! There are many opportunities to create an impact to make a difference in your community or to an indvidual across the world. You have to ability to grasp many opportunities to create positive change, so go and find a way to give back this holiday season!


To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes a positive impact on the lives of students across the globe by becoming an agricultural educator, please contact the agricultural teacher education program at teachag@psu.edu. Follow us on Twitter at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog.


Halee Wasson

Student Blogger

Twitter Handle: @wasson_halee

2018 Agriculture Education Student Teacher

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