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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child logoThe Christian Club is collecting items to send to foreign countries for Christmas gifts.  We plan to pack our boxes on Tuesday November 18 from 12:00 - 1:45 pm in Sweeney 311.  Please drop off donations then, or leave them with Deb Lovell in Langley Hall, first room on the right as you enter the end door.

Gift Suggestions:

  • TOYS! Start with a central item that a child will cherish, like a beautiful doll, a deflated soccer ball with pump, or a plush stuffed animal.  Then add quality items like cars, musical instruments, puzzles, jump ropes, etc.
  • School Supplies such as pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, etc.
  • Hygiene Items such as toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs, etc.
  • ACCESSORIES such as socks, hats, t-shirts, flip-flops, hair bands, sunglasses, etc.
  • A Personal Not e and photo of you and your family/group. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
  • Younger Children: Blankets, sticker and picture books, blocks, finger puppets, pages of colorful stickers.
  • Older Children: Small tools, tape measures, sewing kits, fabric squares, etc; deflated balls with pumps and needles; solar calculators, rulers, scissors; jewelry; deodorant

Do not Include used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; seeds; chocolate or food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Please pack items in an empty cardboard or plastic shoebox.  Label the box as to whether it is for a girl or a boy, and the age category:  2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.  Please place a $7 check made out to Samaritan's Purse in an envelope inside the box to cover shipping.  Do not seal the box.

They're Jammin'!

robotOn the weekend of November 21-23, dedicated programmers, artists and musicians will gather in NHTI's Little Hall to take part in a Game Jam: a marathon computer game development event.  A Game Jam brings together teams of individuals to collaborate and create computer games under very tight constraints. 

The event will kick off at 5:00 pm Friday evening.  After organizing teams, the participants will throw themselves headlong into their work for the next two days, with minimal time out for food and sleep.  At 6:00 pm on Sunday, the games must be ready for prime time.

Anyone who would like to take part in the Fall Game Jam at NHTI should contact Greg Walek of the Animation and Graphic Game Programming (AGGP) faculty at  Participation is not limited to NHTI students.  The public is welcome to drop by Little Hall at 6:00 pm Sunday for the showing of the finished games.