Packing a Shoebox

From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. This year, we will be collecting certain items for these shoeboxes each week in October. Our church's goal for this year is to collect 250 shoeboxes. All shoeboxes must be returned to the church office by November 14.

  • Sunday, Oct. 3: Personal Care Items

    • Combs
    • Hairbrushes
    • Toothbrushes
    • Washcloths
    • Adhesive bandages
    • Reusable plastic containers (i.e..: cups, water bottles, plates, bowls)
    • Blunt-edged utensils
    • Hairbows
    • Bracelets
    • Sunglasses
    • Blankets
  • Sunday, Oct. 10: Crafts & Accessories

    • Pencils
    • Small manual pencil sharpeners
    • Colored pencils
    • Pencil cases
    • Crayons
    • Markers
    • Pens
    • Coloring pads
    • Coloring books
    • Notebooks
    • Glue sticks (no liquid)
    • Small adhesive tape
    • Watercolor sets
    • Playdough
    • Stickers
    • Jump rope
  • Sunday, Oct. 17: Clothing & Accessories

    • Shirts
    • Pants
    • Underwear
    • Shoes
    • Socks
    • Flip flops
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Mittens
    • Pillowcase dresses (loose-fitting sundresses)
    • Purses
    • Friendship bracelets
  • Sunday, Oct. 24: Toys

    • Foam balls
    • Tennis Balls
    • Deflated kickballs (make sure to include manual air pump)
    • Kites
    • Slinkys
    • Etch-A-Sketches
    • Cars
    • Trucks
    • Boats
    • Plastic Tools
    • Plastic dinosaurs
    • Interactive toys that include push buttons, lights, noise (include extra batteries)
  • Sunday, Oct. 31: "WOW" Item

    • Dolls
    • Stuffed animals
    • Small musical instruments (i.e.: harmonics or recorders)
    • Soccer balls (make sure to include manual air pump)
  • Sunday, Nov. 7: Personal Note

    You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or your group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.