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Thanksgiving is, as its name implies, a time of being grateful and giving. You may have noticed a fall-themed tree in the library lobby, hung with paper scrolls (and if you haven’t, come and see!). This is part of the library’s Fall event: Give thanks and give to others. Through the Thanksgiving  season, the Thomas J. Garland library will be participating in the Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts.

 What is Operation Christmas Child?christmas child

The program is done by the Samaritan’s Purse, who ask that you fill a shoe box with gifts for children. They collect the shoe boxes and ship them around the world to those less fortunate or unable to have gifts on Christmas. All it takes is a shoe box filled with gifts and a $7 donation to cover shipping. We hope you will join us and participate in this program so that we might bring joy to some child overseas. See their website for more details. 




Help us fill the boxes!

We have four shoe boxes and a huge box of gifts to fill them, but we want you to help us decide what to send.

Under the tree in the library lobby are the four shoe boxes that need to be filled. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Choose a trivia question from the tree and if  you get it right, you can then choose a gift from the box behind the Circulation Desk to place in one of the shoe boxes. The boxes will need to be filled by November 23rd.

We encourage you to participate this giving season. Have a happy Thanksgving, Pioneeers!