LYNDONVILLE- The Lyndonville United Methodist Church is hosting a Guatemala project that is seeking new or gently used items for children living at an orphanage.
The project is run by Dan Thompson who says "We collect basically any item that a child from six months old to eighteen years old can use."
The church will be sending twenty-seven people to Guatemala on a mission trip in late February to help distribute and bring items to Shadow of his Wings orphanage. The reason for Guatemela? Well, Pastor Jim Proctor says it's simply to be a good neighbor.
"Because the worlds a whole lot bigger then here" says Proctor. "We can't affect the whole world but we can take a chunk."
If you are interested in donating items Lyndonville United Methodist church will be hosting a suite case packing party February 18th.
"These kids that we're going to visit have nothing. So a new shirt, new pair of pants, a new toy, even a notebook. Anything simple, it's just enormous to these kids' lives" says Thompson.
The church willl be accepting items, including tax deductable checks, up until February 18th.