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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Shoebox program 2008


2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX PROJECT 2008

Last year we handed out 600 shoeboxes filled with small gifts and supplies for children in the San Felipe area. We are hoping to do the same thing again this year but we need your help in making this project a success. Just imagine the joy your gift will bring to a needy child in San Felipe.

Please mark on your package, the sex of the child and age (infant, 2 to 4, 5 to 9, 10 to 14) so we can hand them out according to that criteria. Please wrap the top and bottom of the box but do not tape it shut. Last year we went through all of the packages and sorted through the contents to ensure that nothing inappropriate had been placed in the packages. We also added candies and small toys to some, so please do not seal the packages.

We will also accept donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items. Thank you!

Drop off locations – The NET downtown and San Felipe Storage by El Dorado Ranch & the Sales Office at El Dorado Ranch (see Dana behind the Pavillion in the office)

Contact person – Debbi Moore – debrahmoore@yahoo.com

Some suggestions for gifts to be put in the boxes:

TOYS – small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
– pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS
– toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, small shampoo (in a plastic bag) or anything else you can think that would help.

OTHER
– hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, shakey or windup flashlights.