Wrapped shoeboxes to help needy, filled with toiletries and warm clothing items

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (WXYZ) - Kathy Dryja's garage in Plymouth is filled up with hundreds of gifts and none of them are for her three daughters. 

The boxes are for the less fortunate under a program with Peanut Butter and Jelly Outreach, Inc. Underneath the wrapping paper is a shoebox filled with toiletries and warm clothing items.

“Bare essentials: hats, chapstick, lotion, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste,” says Kathy.

 

Also included, a signed Christmas card with well wishes.

 

Kathy started creating these boxes 9 years ago. Then, she did 5 boxes with her kids and now it's grown to a packing party. More than 100 people came over to her house to pack 1,065 boxes. 

 

“It’s not about me getting a hug or a pat on the back, it’s about me knowing that I’m helping someone even if I don’t see that someone. I can’t imagine never doing it now. This is our Christmas. Christmas is about helping others,” says Kathy. 

 
For more information on how you can get involved, visit Peanut Butter and Jelly Outreach, Inc.: http://pbjoutreach.org 
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