Kids pack 'sock lunches'

Published: 23rd November 2010

Kids pack 'sock lunches'
Children in Texas are packing lunches for those less fortunate, as the role foot wear plays in charity work continues to grow.

The kids, at the First Presbyterian Pre-School in El Paso have packed 525 lunches complete with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, apples, meal toys and socks, reports the El Paso Times.

These unusual lunchboxes will go to the Centro Comunitario Del Espiritu Santo in Mexico which serves meals to over 200 children each day.

Frank Alarcon, who is involved with the centre, told the newspaper that since violence has risen in Juarez, some churches and volunteers are reluctant to take items to the centre now.

"The kids come in here and they don't have proper clothing or shoes, and yet they don't complain. But they need so much, so this help from the preschool is always a help," he noted.

Meanwhile, other charities are running schemes for the needy in the run up to Christmas, including Samaritan's Purse which is asking for donations of shoeboxes full of essential items to be sent to those in need of help in the developing world.

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