Christmas SHOEboxes 2018

A "WOW" Item

•Doll

•Soccer ball (Make sure to include a manual air pump so that the ball can be reinflated.)

•Stuffed animal

•An outfit of clothing to wear

•Small musical instrument (such as a harmonica or woodwind recorder)

◾Backpack


Personal Care Items

•Comb

•Hairbrush

•Toothbrush

•Washcloth

•Bar soap (packaged and/or in a container)

•Adhesive bandages (Colorful ones can help a child be more willing to wear a bandage. Do not include liquid antibiotic ointment.)

•Reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils (Consider filling an empty container with non-liquid items such as hair bows, bracelets, sunglasses, or washcloths to maximize the space.)

•Blanket

◾Non-liquid lip balm

◾Flashlight (solar-powered or hand-crank; if battery operated, be sure to include extra batteries of the type needed)

◾Compact mirror  

◾Comb

◾Hairbrush

◾Toothbrush

◾Washcloth

◾Bar soap (packaged and/or in a container)

◾Non-liquid lip balm

◾Flashlight (solar-powered or hand-crank; if battery operated, be sure to include extra batteries of the type needed)

◾Nail clipper and file

◾Stick deodorant

◾Washable/reusable cloth menstrual pads


School Supplies

◾Pencils

◾Small manual pencil sharpener

◾Colored pencils

◾Pencil case

◾Pens

◾Crayons

◾Markers

◾Notebooks

◾Blank index cards

◾Solar-powered calculator

◾Scissors

◾Ruler

◾Protractor

◾Glue stick (do not include liquid glue)

◾Small adhesive tape

◾Pencils

◾Small manual pencil sharpener

◾Colored pencils

◾Pencil case


Clothing and Accessories

•Shirts and pants

•Pillowcase dress (loose-fitting sundress)

•Underwear

•Shoes and socks

•Flip-flops

•Hat/scarf/mittens

•Sunglasses

•Tote bag/purse

•Hair bows

•Friendship bracelets (woven with yarn or embroidery thread)

◾Shirts and pants

◾Pillowcase dress (loose-fitting sundress)

◾Underwear

◾Shoes and socks

◾Flip-flops

◾Hat/scarf/mittens

◾Sunglasses

◾Tote bag/purse

◾Hair bows

◾Friendship bracelets (woven with yarn or embroidery thread)

  ◾Shirts and pants

◾Pillowcase dress (loose-fitting sundress)

◾Underwear

◾Shoes and socks

◾Flip-flops

◾Hat/scarf/mittens

◾Decorative hat

◾Wrist watch

◾Sunglasses

◾Tote bag/purse

◾Bead jewelry/bead kit

◾Hair accessories (hair clips, hair ribbons, elastic hair bands, etc.)


Crafts and Activities

•Pencils

•Small manual pencil sharpener

•Colored pencils

•Pencil case

•Crayons

•Markers

•Pens

•Coloring pads

•Coloring books

•Picture book

•Notebooks

•Glue stick (Do not include liquid glue.)

•Small adhesive tape

•Watercolor set [Finger paint palette/crayons/markers (non-liquid containers), paint brushes, canvas or paper]

•Playdough (Consider adding plastic cookie cutters as non-sharp utensils the child can use with the playdough.)

•Stickers

•Skipping rope/Jump rope

•Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.

◾Puzzles

◾Chalkboard and chalk

◾Binoculars

◾Skipping rope/Jump rope

◾Compass

◾Sewing kit, fabric (1-2 yards), and ribbon

◾Laminated decorative pictures with looped ribbon attached as a picture hanger ◾Gardening kit with gloves and trowel hand tool (Do not include gardening seeds.) ◾Playing cards


Toys

•Foam ball

•Kickball (Make sure to include a manual air pump so that the ball can be reinflated)

•Finger puppets

•Slinky

•Etch A Sketch

•Interactive toys that include push buttons, lights, noise (include extra batteries)

◾Kickball (Make sure to include a manual air pump so that the ball can be reinflated.) ◾Costume items to play dress-up, such as crowns and costume jewelry

◾Plastic toys and toy figures

◾Yo-yo

◾Small Frisbee

◾Small kite

◾Kaleidoscope

◾Marbles


A Personal Note

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

If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.