As Christmas Sharing celebrates its 50th year, scouts from Troop 35 enjoy helping out. The boys packed boxes with food, toiletries and household products, which will go to needy families in Community Unit School District 200.
Christmas Sharing started in 1969 when a school social worker was concerned about less fortunate students and families and asked his church, Gary United Methodist Church, to help. Now, 50 years later, Christmas Sharing has grown to include eight churches, 20 schools and hundreds of families. Families receive food, clothes, toys and other items to make the holiday season brighter. Troop 35 also helps to load items in families’ cars.