St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School’s Campus Ministry organizations recently created more than 100 fishing kits to donate to the Hammond Kiwanis Club as part of the “Operation Christmas Child” program, a news release said.
Nick Carter, of the Kenner North Kiwanis, last year conceived the idea of adding fishing kits to the shoe boxes, destined for young men between the ages of 10 to 14 to assist them in providing food for their families.
St. Thomas Aquinas Campus Minister Grace Gambel challenged the students to create 100 fishing kits. The students donated all of the supplies — including fishing line, hooks, weights, barrels and a bobber — to be placed into a medicine bottle included in the Christmas shoe box. The bottles were donated by Mannino’s and Don Chaucer’s Pharmacies.
Samaritan’s Purse International Relief launched Operation Christmas Child in 1993 to deliver shoe boxes containing school supplies, paper, toys and hygiene products to children in impoverished nations.