just letting you know that the shoe boxes have arrived!! you can pick one up off my porch any time (Ravenshoe & McCowan Rd area **see confirmation email once you register for address). If you need to reach me my cell is 416 885 9709. Feel free to come and take a box OR if its easier for you can just bring the box contents and fill it here onsite and leave with me for our big drop off day (or you take take to a drop off location yourself).
PACK SHOE BOXES, CHANGE LIVES!
Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan's Purse) - 2017 LWAB York Region North & Georgina Chapter Holiday Charity Give Back Initiative
At Life With A Baby we are in the SPIRIT OF GIVING this holiday season! Each year I try to organize some type of GIVE BACK initiative from our Charity to another. This year I am excited to announce that we have selected OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (Samaritan's Purse) as our charity of choice.
PLEASE REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE AND FILL A SHOE BOX!
MY GOAL IS THAT WE FILL ALL 25 BOXES I received!!! NATIONAL COLLECTION WEEK IS THE WEEK OF Nov 13th - Nov 19th. I would like to ask that everyone have their boxes to me no later than FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17th so that I can collect them all and deliver.
You can start collecting your items now! And if you have a shoe box at home, that works too!!! If you prefer to drop off your items and I can pack your box for you (or you can pack it when you arrive to drop off), that fine too! I have the boxes ready for porch pick up if you message me I can provide my address to come and grab one.
WHAT TO PACK IN A BOX?
Fill your shoebox with a well-balanced variety of items from the following categories:
- School Supplies - Items such as pens, pencils, pencil crayons, note pads, and picture books
- Hygiene Items - Items such as: facecloth, toothbrush, comb, and soap. Please place soap in a sealable bag
- Toys & Other Gifts - Items such as: stuffed animals, small musical instruments, hair clips, toy jewelry, t-shirts, and socks
- Personal Note - Include a personal note and/or a photo in your shoebox (not inside the donation envelope)
A list of suggested items is here and how to pack a shoe box. It's super easy to pack a box and you might actually have some items already at home to fill a box! A $10 donation per box is also requested by Samaritan's Purse to help cover the cost of delivery of the boxes to the children in need. Please ensure to do that DONATION ONLINE or include with your box (via chq).
BOX DROP OFF OPTIONS:
- at Connie's house (located in mount albert). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for address or call 416 885 9709
- at another participating drop off location. see them all here. Here are a few of them locally:
Valley View Alliance Church
800 Davis Dr
La-z-boy Furniture Galleries
181 Green Lane East
You may also call 1-800-303-1269
Keswick Christian Church
2 Old Homestead Rd
DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Decks of standard playing cards (other card games such as UNO are allowed)
- Food or candy: Including gum (due to customs regulations)
- Used items (due to customs regulations)
- Toothpaste (due to customs regulations)
- Liquids or items that could leak, melt, freeze, or break - Shampoo, creams, lip balm, bath gels, mirrors, or glass, etc. (these can damage other items in the shoebox).
- Items that can scare or harm a child - War-related toys, knives, and toy guns, etc.
For more information on the program, please see www.samaritanspurse.ca
If you have any questions about this event, please contact the organizer, Connie, 416 885 9709