Iowa GEMS Make Christmas Donation to Local Animal Shelter

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During this season of giving, the GEMS girls’ club at Good News Chapel in Oskaloosa, Iowa, collected $150 to purchase and donate supplies for the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter. Sheryl Woods, head counselor, noted that the girls went shopping for the needed items for the shelter, dropping the remaining $5 in the Salvation Army’s red kettle.

“The girls were so happy to buy all of the stuff,” Woods said. “Learning that giving is better than receiving was felt by all of the GEMS! What a good lesson to learn at their young age. We have begun to fill our bank again! Thank God for all of the blessings bestowed upon us at our small church.”

A representative from the shelter came to church during a GEMS meeting to receive the donations.

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