Shopping List -- with notes
Take a plastic shopping bag (or contact us for bags) and fill it with:
Please don't sharpen...it pokes a hole in the bag and things fall out!
1 70-Count Spiral Notebook
College-ruled is best for older kids, and wide-ruled for kids
PLEASE just send a 70-count. I know the 5-subject notebooks are cool, but
that's not what the schools asked for!
1 Coloring Book
Yes, even for the older kids!
You can't go wrong with the thick coloring books
1 24-Count Pack of Crayons
Again, I know the 64-count packs are cool, but the the teachers prefer
everything to be uniform
1 Tube of Toothpaste
A big tube, not the sample sizes
1 Bar of Soap
Again a large bar, not a hotel sample
1 Package of Candy
1 Package of Gum
You can fill a snack-size or sandwich-size baggie with candy and gum.
Please don't send chocolate...it turns into a big globby mess.
You can also send several pieces of bubble gum instead of one package of
1 Age-appropriate Toy
Please keep in mind that this is probably the only toy these kids will receive.
If you're sending cars for boys, please send two so they can crash them.
Suggestions for older kids: calculators,watches, jewelry, baseball caps,
frisbees, hackie sacks, etc
Want to really help? Take the items out of the packaging, add batteries, and
put all the pieces in a baggie. That way the teahers don't have to deal
with trash or trying to find a teeny tiny screwdriver!
$3 For Shipping
Please don't forget this one. Your $3 helps fill a 40-foot container with the
Christmas Bags, as well as food, medical items, shoes, clothing, and
other much-needed items.