For many years, the staff and students of Courtland Public School have promoted global stewardship by collecting boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Operation Christmas Child is a non-profit organization which delivers boxes to children in need in countries throughout the globe, just in time for Christmas.
After getting parental permission, students pick up a box from the school to fill. The pupil returns the box to the school for pick up. Each box is labelled whether it is for a boy or a girl and the age range, to ensure the box is given to a child who will benefit most from what’s packed inside.
"This year, each of our ten classrooms was challenged to bring in five boxes," said Deb Opersko, Principal of Courtland. "The Courtland tigers rose to the challenge and donated fifty-two boxes in total."
The school was reminded of a quote by Denzel Washington during the campaign: “At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you have lifted up, who you have made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”