Saturday, December 17, 2011

Taste of Country: Scotty McCreery to Deliver Gift Boxes to Impoverished Dominican Republic Children




By Amy Sciarretto

Scotty McCreery is going to make like Santa Claus this holiday season and not because he is going to don a red suit and hand out gifts at a promotional event. The Season 10 ‘American Idol’ winner is actually doing much more. He is headed to the Dominican Republic to take part in Operation Christmas Child, which is the world’s largest Christmas project.

McCreery will be in the country from Dec. 27 through Dec. 31 to deliver gift-filled shoe boxes to impoverished children in the country. McCreery is truly emblematic of the spirit of giving during Christmas and the holidays, choosing to leave the comforts of home in order to provide for others.

For years, the ‘I Love You This Big’ singer has actually filled shoe boxes with toys, school supplies and others items of necessity for young children in need, who might not otherwise receive a present during the holidays. Since McCreery is in the public eye, he is using his fame for good and is encouraging his fans to participate in this charitable initiative alongside him. Operation Christmas Child has a goal to deliver items to 8.5 million children this holiday season.

If you’d like to get on board with Scotty McCreery and this endeavor, you can build a box for a needy child by going here.

5 comments:

  1. Scotty is a sweetheart and we all know he would have done something like this regardless of the fame, if he was able to do so and that makes people love him more because that is just the person he is. Hes not doing this for a PHOTO OP but to help others and encourage others to help. Love Scotty, may he always continue to be this way.

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  2. Yes, his big, sweet heart is why we all love Scotty so much!...And this love for people and for God shines out in his wonderful, magical voice! God bless him and keep him sweet and keep him safe!

    Gramma S.

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  3. Finally, reporter Amy Sciaretto of TOC writes a clean article, not snarky at all! Go Scotty !!

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  4. I love Scotty for doing this,His heart is in the right place,but comments on facebook are not nice,people are saying that he should be helping children at home instead of other countries,but this is why this project was started so that kids that had nothing ,would have something to open.Scotty haters are trying to make him out to be this terrible person,when Scotty is the most thoughtful person ever.

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  5. SCOTTY is A GIVER OF ONES SELF TO MUNCH OF GODS LOVE TO HOLD ON TOO FREELY I GIVE TO YOU FREELY YOU GIVE TO OTHERS SAYTH THE LORD. WHAT A WONDERFUL BLESSING HE IS TO OTHERS . SCOTTY IS ON A MISSION FOR THE LORD!!!!!!!!!! HOW GREAT THAT IS!!!!!!!!!BLESS YOU SCOTTY ! YOU ARE IN MY PARYES.

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