Trinity Lutheran School’s frenzy of giving activity this month has been all about filling hearts and showing love. Operation Fill the Bags to Fill Their Hearts and collections to help the homeless have been this month’s top two service projects.
Cancer has touched the lives of the TLS family multiple times in the past year. To show the school’s love and support for those affected by cancer, the Operation Fill the Bags to Fill Their Hearts campaign encouraged students and their families to donate useful and cheerful items for cancer victims. Although the tallying, sorting, and packaging of donated items is actively in progress at this writing, over 20 blankets plus items that have filled five large bins indicate TLS students have a lot of heart. Fuzzy, grippy socks; gift cards; activity and coloring books, crayons; lip balms; small toys; moisturizers; and much more count among the many donations. Students and parents are sorting, personalizing, and preparing the care packages for delivery to Virginia Oncology and the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) Child Life Department.
In support of Trinity Lutheran Church’s annual hosting of PORT (People Offering Resources Together) this month, which provides an overnight shelter and meals to homeless individuals and families, students have been collecting small toiletries and socks and making Valentines for our less fortunate community members. As another sweet gesture, the students also sponsored the TLS Brownie Sunday for PORT on February 13th to provide ice cream sundaes for the evening’s dessert.