Standing in assembly line fashion, Cardington-Lincoln first grade students packed 105 shoe boxes in the school’s 10th annual Operation Shoe Box service project.

Students placed crayons, school supplies, band aids, toothpaste, tissues, chapstick, soap, wash cloths, candy and toys in the boxes which will be shipped overseas to children around the world. For many of these youngsters it will be the first gift they have ever received.

First grade teachers Melissa Deems, Kathy Gardner, Diane Tucker and Ashley Volk thank students and their families for their donations.

“The generous hearts of these children were clearly evident,” said Deems. “They truly understand what it means to be thankful for what they have as well as how to love on others.”

The teachers extended special gratitude to Dorothy Saunders, Rich Wolf, Justin Lauthers and Tammy Lauthers for helping to check, tape and organize the boxes.