WINTHROP – Members of the Missions Board at the Winthrop Congregational Church became enthused when a local mission project that could involve the children in the Sunday school was brought to their attention recently.

A board member learned that the Winthrop Ambulance Service provides stuffed animals to children who are injured or ill and in need of ambulance transport. The service responds to nearly 200 pediatric call each year, more than half of them requiring ambulance transport. Their supply of stuffed animals was getting low and needed replenishing.

Members of Christian Education worked with Missions Board members to explain the significance of the local project to Sunday school children.

The children were eager to participate in the project. They decorated an empty appliance box with colorful illustrations, calling it the “Care Bear” box. Everyone was encouraged to help the children fill the box. In just two weeks, the box was filled with stuffed animals which will help local children.

The box was presented to the Winthrop Ambulance Service staff during the morning worship service recently.

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