During the month of January the Social Ministry Committee is organizing a PENCIL DRIVE to support Cheerful Givers. Cheerful Givers is a non-profit organization that provides toy-filled birthday gift bags to area food shelves and shelters so that parents living in poverty can give their child a birthday gift. We are collecting new pencils, small pencil sharpeners, erasers and crayons (hint: The dollar stores have colorful/cute pencils). Watch for a collection container in the church entryway. More information on Cheerful Givers can be found at cheerfulgivers.org. Bring a smile to a child’s face in 2012.