Shoeboxes of Gifts for the Children of ACE in Worcester

Religious Education is presenting our 2nd Annual 2020 Holiday Shoebox Project to benefit the African Community Education (ACE) program of Worcester. Last year many of you signed up to fill a shoebox of gifts for the children of refugee and immigrant families of poor circumstances that have come to the US. This year’s families are from Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Their kids range from grades 5 through 8th. ACE offers 57 children and youth of these families after-school academic support. We have signed up to give a shoebox to 10 children. If you would like to participate, please email me, Laura Vilain, with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd preference. First come basis. Shoeboxes will be needed at the church office by Thursday, Dec. 10.

      Raymond: M, age 12, 5th grade – DR of Congo
      Allah: M, age 11, 5th grade – Central African Rep
      Clement: M, age 12, 6th grade – Central African Rep
      Dorcas: F, age 14, 6th grade – Central African Rep
      Gastien: M, age 12, 6th grade – Central African Rep
      Chance: M, age 14, 7th grade – Central African Rep
      Everina: F, age 14, 7th grade – Central African Rep
      Nathan: M, age 13, 7th grade – DR of Congo
      Lixion: F, age 14, 8th grade – Central African Rep
      Wakongwe: M, age 15, 8th grade – DR of Congo

And thank you!

** Updated 11/25 for shoeboxes “taken”