How to supply a Christmas shoebox
Things You’ll Need: Idea’s
- Plastic shoebox with a "stay in place" lid. You can use a regular shoebox. But with the plastic one they can keep and reuse
- School supplies
- Soap, washcloth, comb
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Toys/games like toy cars or barbie dolls, bouncy balls, color books crayons etc
- non-melting candy
- Holiday wrapping paper to donate and card [optional]
- A story books
- Hand sanitizer
- Gift cards
Plastic Shoe Box with stay in place lid. Then let the whole family join in the fun collecting NEW filler items to delight a child.
[Note - Do not individually wrap the box or any items packed into the box.] We have wrapping parties and wrap the boxes. The plastic container is a valued part of the gift for a child as they can reuse it.
More Ideas to put into box
Basic Hygiene Items Add the soap, washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, and any other basic hygiene item such as a comb or brush. [Seal up the soap in a zip-type bag to prevent contamination of other items with soap smell. No medicines are allowed! Any liquids, such hand sanitizer put in a plastic bag so they can’t leak. Socks, knit caps and gloves really needed loved on cold days or cold areas.
Anything that would help to make a child smile.
School Supplies. crayons, color books pencils, etc. No sharp scissors.
If you put battery powered items, make sure you put the batteries with it. No chemicals
Yes, bouncy balls, toy cars, plastic doll like Barbie’s or small baby dolls, jump rope...etc.
Add CANDY! Individually wrapped is best. No melting types or goo filled varieties! Yes, peppermints, candy canes, salt-water taffy, red hots...etc
Add a holiday card of encouragement signed by your family and picture [This is optional.] the children love it.
Close box but do not tape shut. It will need to be looked into. You may keep it shut with a rubber band, if desired.
Add a note or tag, telling the average age and gender of the child for whom the box will go to. 3 or 4 preschools, 5 year old -6 or 7 year old -8 or 9 year old 10 or 11 year so we can give to appropriate child.
Thank you, these boxes will be a blessing. Love Missions boxes of love, bring love and hope to each child that receives it.
We will be providing for local homeless and at-risk children.
This is a fun project to do with your children to show them how to give back and help those that are less fortunate than them.
Thank you for helping us bring joy.
Deliver your box to Palate Coffee or Palate Bubs and Ice cream any time we are open or
To our Life Center on Progress Way (by appointment only).
By Dec. 10th email us @ email@example.com or Tina@lovemissions.net