A HUGE “thank you” to everyone who so generously donated in December to the Shrine’s Kids Program Giving Tree fundraiser.  As a result of your generosity, the Shrine raised almost $10,000 to fund our Kids Program Christmas distribution, as well as our upcoming programs for the next six months.  The children who p articipate in the Kids Program (whose families are registered members of our Franciscan Food Center) each received a box filled with the following goodies: a pair of new gloves and a hat, arts & craft supplies, cookies, hot chocolate, playing cards and a fun kids-sized toothbrush and toothpaste.  The gifts were a nice balance of necessities and wintertime fun!  Our next Kids Program distribution event will be the “Spring Surprise” which will take place in March, followed by the “Summer Fun Kits” in early June