Learning for Life: ShelterBoxes

During this season of family, food, fun and giving, it is a great time to reflect on the abundant freedoms, security and peace we each enjoy. It is also a good time to think of those who will spend the season and coming year with much less.

The 4-H program works with local youth to help them better understand the world, and to make a positive impact by pledging their, “hands to larger service.” This December the Kenai Peninsula 4-H Program encourages you to set an example for the youth in your life by including them when you give time, money or other tangible resources to a local charity.

The Alaska 4-H Global Citizenship and Exchange program also invites you to join in its efforts to raise support for families in disaster and conflict stricken areas around the globe. By raising funds for ShelterBox USA, participating 4-H youth get a hands-on opportunity to, “Make the Best Better,” significantly impacting the lives of people they may never meet. To learn more about the 4-H Global Citizenship and Exchange program visit: http://www.alaska4h.org/4-h-exchange-program.html.

To learn more about how you can donate to ShelterBox USA visit: https://35409.thankyou4caring.org/.

From Our 4-H Family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

4-H is the Positive Youth Development Program of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, and is open to youth participants in grade K-12. Program enrollment is available year-round. For more information call the Extension Office at 262-5824.

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