Thursday, October 27, 2016


For many years I have packed shoe boxes for this project; I love this organization for many reasons. Charity is a personal thing and I encourage everyone I know to give in some way. I don't particularly care which charity they support as long as it's legit.  I was taught that to whom much is given, much is expected.  I am not wealthy, but consider myself comfortable, and blessed to live in the USA. I consider the opportunity to reach others not as fortunate a privilege.  The Salvation Army Angel Tree is also a favorite for Christmas giving. 

This year I am filling boxes for Boys 10-14 and Girls 2-4.  I set out to educate myself on boy items and learned they all love receiving a Soccer ball, particularly in this age group.  A SOCCER BALL ... tell me please how do you get a soccer ball in a shoe box !!  Thank heaven for Facebook, and bloggers where I found a ton of useful information, and decided to order deflated soccer balls.  Locating deflated soccer balls was another day of research! 

So here's what I came up with :

BOY 10-14
Plastic Box (reusable)
 Soccer ball – pump – extra needles
Wash cloth – soap
Tooth brush (2) – tooth paste
Combs (3)
T Shirt
3 pair ankle socks
 Flashlight w batteries, extra batteries
 Bic Pens – 10/pk
Pencils – 6
Sharpener – eraser
 Bag of suckers, gum, smarties
WHO KNEW you could get so much in there ... I surprised myself !!!

I had fun dressing these baby dolls.  I bought them at Walmart for 2.88, made them a hat, gown, and blanket then wrapped them with a ribbon.  I added a baby bottle. 

Girl 2-4
Plastic box (reusable) 
Doll dressed gown and hat – blanket – bottle
 Washcloth – soap
Toothbrush – toothpaste
Cups (2)
Hair dodads
 T shirt (2)
Panties (4)
Socks (4)
 Crayons – printed free pages to color
Sharpener – eraser 
Flashlight – extra batteries
Bag of candy – suckers/smarties (no gum this age)
In researching I learned much about  the needs of the children, 
and their families; I sincerely believe this small gesture is a blessing.  
The joy I get in doing these shoe boxes is well worth it for me.

1 comment:

  1. What an absolutely wonderful thing to do! I would love to do something like this! You came up with some awesome ideas! I'd like to decorate and sew for the little doll like you did for my own granddaughters! Sweet,. inexpensive! Great job!