Samaritan’s Purse (also known as the Shoe Box Project) is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language. Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and gives them an opportunity to experience the love of God.School Supplies:
Pens, pencils, sharpeners, crayons, markers, stamps, ink pad sets, writing pads, paper, solar calculators, coloring books, etc.Toys:
Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoo, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, etch-a-sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), slinky, etc.Hygiene Items:
Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild soap (in plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.Other:
T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.) Please, do not include used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.www.samaritanspurse.org