For the 2nd year in a row, Christ Chapel Academy (CCA) participated in Operation Christmas Child (OCC), the world’s largest Christmas project.
As a project from Christian organization, Samaritan’s Purse, OCC brings joy and hope to needy children around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love.
CCA Students, from Prek-12th grade, contributed 343 gift-filled shoeboxes for the cause this year, led by Elementary, Middle, and High School Student Governments (SGA).
Student leaders from CCA got together at the beginning of last year and decided that CCA needed to do collective projects, and decided to do a school wide missions project every quarter.
CCA’s Elementary SGA spearheaded this effort, while Middle School and High School SGA were involved through distributing the necessary information to classes.
During a special school chapel, all CCA students gathered and brought their gift boxes to the altar. Members of SGA from various grade levels prayed for the gifts given and gift recipients. SGA then dropped of the boxes to the necessary location.
CCA’s participation in the project began with one second grade teacher, Amanda Lytle, who has been doing the project with her class for the last 6 years. More and more teachers began to ask to participate, and eventually the whole school got involved!
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