Shoebox Gifts - Donations Needed November 4, 2012

posted Oct 1, 2012, 7:36 AM by CUMCBallston   [ updated Nov 15, 2012, 12:04 PM ]





Samaritan’s Purse:  Shoebox gifts for children.
  Shoeboxes are collected and  decorated and then filled with small gifts for children of varying ages and sent on to them through a central collection point.  The children have already made tie-dye shirts to include.  Small gift items are needed to put in the boxes—remember they have to fit in a shoe box.  Seven dollars per box must also be supplied for handling.


The gifts may be chosen with specifics in mind:  Boy or Girl and the age groups are 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14.  Or you may contribute varied things and they will be sorted and packed by the children and teachers.


Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch-a-Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc. School supplies: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring books, picture books, etc. Hygiene items: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, hairbrush and comb sets, etc.

Other items: hard candy (e.g. Life Savers, Jolly Ranchers, Altoids, etc.) and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.


A personal note: In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back to you.)


DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items, war-related items (such as toy guns, knives, military figures, etc.), weapons of any sort, chocolate, out-of-date candy, gummy candy (it melts), liquids, Lotions, medications, vitamins, breakable items (such as snow globes, glass containers, aerosol cans, etc.)



Joyce Wright for CUMC Missions