Be sure to check the post cards on the Youth Bulletin Board for dates and times for Youth Group in January!
Hillview UMC and the 22nd Annual Veterans Foot Locker Drive!
The men and women of Hillview United Methodist Church once again supported our heroes in the Veterans Foot Locker Drive. Coordinated by the Youth Group, the Drive resulted in 386 items being donated to the Idaho State Veterans Home! These gifts went to the 140 vets at the Idaho State Veterans Home, as well as to local veterans and their families served by the Home’s Outreach Program. This generosity included a record-setting $575.00 in Wal-Mart and iTunes gift cards, 41 activity books and other games, 85 greeting cards, 20 pairs of socks, 14 pairs of gloves, 30 toothbrushes/tubes of toothpaste, and numerous other personal care and clothing items. Hillview Youth Group leader Claire Chambers and Youth Group (members Katie Ralls, Aubrey Sprague, and Mallory Leguineche) joined Meridian UMC Youth Group members for the presentation. Combined with Meridian’s Foot Locker Drive, 1,433 items, $1,295 in gift cards, and $70 in stamps (all VFLD records) were presented to the Home. This year four residents of the Home (Korea or Vietnam era vets Rich, Bob, Mike, and “Doc”) also assisted in the final donation process. The two Youth Groups presented the donations on Monday afternoon, December 16. The gifts were wrapped or placed in vets’ stockings, and then presented at the Home’s annual Christmas party on December 19. State Veterans Home Volunteer Coordinator Jo Ann Daron accepted the gifts and again expressed her sincere thanks to Hillview and its members. Thank you again for helping make the Foot Locker Drive such a success. This year Hillview celebrated 20 years of giving!