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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes at DMG

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes at DMGOperation Christmas Child Shoeboxes at DMG

Fill a Shoebox

Once again this year, we will be joining in on the amazing Operation Christmas Child Shoebox project with Samaritan's Purse. Through this project, our students will have the opportunity it they wish, to bring joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the word, by filling a shoebox with gifts and supplies for them. 

Students can pick up their shoeboxes from the Learning Commons, once they receive permission from parents. 

Filled shoeboxes must be back to DMG by Monday, November 18th.

Wondering what to include in your shoebox? You can check out the link attached, or use the following guidelines: https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/suggested-gifts/

A “Wow” Item

Delight a kid! Start with a medium to large item that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box.

Ideas include: Soccer ball with pump, Stuffed animal, Toys (puppets, trucks, etc.), Doll (baby, Barbie, etc.), Musical instrument, Outfit, Shoes

Other Suggestions

Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights, etc.

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

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.

Do Not Include

Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.