The Christmas Shoebox Program for Oregon’s Children
We heard of a new program that sounds like a great idea for helping the children of this region. It is called the Shoebox Program and is being organized by Tim and Winston of Tiller. Its mission is to provide a Christmas gift for every needy child in Southern Oregon. Please help them accomplish this. All you need to do is find a shoebox or similar container and fill it with small gifts for a child.
Ages – Infant to 1, 2 to 4, 5 to 9 and 10 to 14 – Boxes should be wrapped – top and bottom wrapped separately please and not sealed till just before delivery, in case we decide to add things at the last minute. Specify if it’s for a boy or a girl and what age group.
Suggested items for the shoebox – not all of these items of course…this is just a guideline.
small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, marbles, cards, stickers, toys that light up or make noise, Slinky®, etc.
pens, pencils and sharpener, erasers, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring
and picture books, etc.
toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, small shampoo and conditioner, small mirror.. etc.
Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sun hats, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights ( wind up or shakey kind so no batteries needed)
One drop off location will be at the Eldorado Ranch sales office in the Pavilion – ask for Dana. The Net will also serve as a dropoff location.
For any questions, please contact the organizers Tim & Winston