For many parishioners, it wouldn’t be Advent at St. John the Divine without Operation Shoebox!!!!

Operation Shoe Box

The GFS of St. John the Divine, Costa Mesa, hosted the 14th annualOperation Shoebox to benefit the children who attend the Christmas celebration at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. Although this little church has a parish of about 100, almost 300 boxes of gifts were stuffed with small toys, gift cards, personal luxuries and some everyday necessities. GFS members first hosted an “Almost Free Spaghetti Lunch” for the parish. The only cost to attend was a shoe box, small gifts, and a willingness to pack and wrap the shoe boxes. It was down to the wire as the empty boxes dwindled, but we had enough donated to gifts to fill every box to the limit.