or collect items for the children. Create shoe boxes or boxes
of toys for children around the holidays or during the year.
A YEAR BAR BELOW THE PATCH TO MARK THE YEAR.
2016 BAR HERE
They can be dropped off at homeless shelters,
angel trees, hospitals, or participate in a program that collects
shoeboxes for children. Call around
and see where they will accept them.
Shoeboxes for Children Project - How to
Pack Your Shoebox
1. Find an empty shoebox or purchase a plastic
container the size of a shoebox. You don't have to wrap it,
but it would be a nice festive touch! Just make sure you wrap
the shoebox lid separately so that the contents can be checked.
2. Decide whether your gift will be for a
boy or girl, and then choose an age category. Toddler, elementary,
middle school, or high school.
3. Attach a label or index card on the shoebox
and write down the age group and if it's for a boy or girl.
4. Fill your shoebox with stuff like books,
school supplies, hats and T-shirts, hygiene items (like a
toothbrush, toothpaste and a bar of soap), or toys (dolls,
balls, small cars, stuffed animals). Please don't send items
that require batteries. You can also add a personal note,
please don't sign your last name so they will know who it's
5. Don't include anything that's used, damaged,
breakable, or perishable (like fruit). Once you've filled
your shoebox, drop it off at your school, church, shelter,
or a local charity.
We don't endorse any of the below links for
donations. They are suggestions from some of our customers.
Christmas Child Shoebox
to place in your shoebox:
Choose from the following list of items to create your shoebox
for children You can place more than 10 things in your box
if you wish. We are suggesting you add a variety. Don’t forget
to create a card for your shoebox.
the shoebox with the following:
of these items can be found at the local $dollar stores.
Suggestions for the shoeboxes
all items MUST BE NEW!
All items are NEW not used.
Items good for boys and girls
• yo yo's
• stuffed animal
• coloring books
• jump rope
• small musical plastic instruments
• card games
• hat, gloves, scarves, and socks.
• comb or brush
• jacks or other small games
ITEMS FOR BOYS
• cars or trucks
• stuffed animal with the [CE mark]
• yo-yo and small boy games
ITEMS FOR GIRLS
• mall purses and necklaces
• Hair bands and hair clips
• Bracelets and Bangles
• Clip on earrings
ADD ART SUPPLIES--PACKS OF
FUN FOR KIDS [Donate some craft items choose
some of the following things and place them in a ziploc
bag to hold their craft items]
•Notepad with plain paper
•Child Safety Scissors
•Paints and brushes
DO NOT SEND THE FOLLOWING ITEMS!!
•LIQUIDS-shampoo, conditioner, bubbles, or bath items
•CLOTHING-shoes, shirts, or other apparel that is not
•FRAGILE ITEMS-glass and ceramics
•HAND MADE ITEMS-hand knitted or stuffed animals
•SCARY TOYS- guns, knives,military or monster type items.
•MAKE-UP OR NAIL POLISH
•VITAMINS OR MEDICATION
•SECOND HAND ITEMS
Christmas Child Shoebox