Marklesburg Church Donates Jared Boxes to J.C. Blair

Huntingdon, PA (12/21/2017) – St. Mathews Lutheran Church Pastor Jennifer Soltis and parishioner Vicky Huggler donated ‘Jared Boxes’ to be given to pediatric patients at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Receiving the gifts are J.C. Blair medical/surgical nurses Gail Anders and Stephanie Stratton.

A Jared Box is a plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, games, and fun activities. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients in emergency rooms, patient rooms, surgical centers, and clinics.

The Jared Box project was started in 2001 by the children at Our Lady of Victory School in State College to honor their classmate and friend, Jared, who battled cancer. Over 200,000 Jared Boxes have been delivered across the United States.  For more information visit