Please cooperate with the "shoebox gifts" Thank you so much for helping prepare items for the Christmas Shoeboxes last year. This year, Sunday school will be doing this activity again. If you are interested in donating anything, you can check the following link to see what items are ok: https://www.samaritanspursejapan.org/how-to-pack
Delight a kid! Start with a medium to large item that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box.
Soccer ball with pump, Stuffed animal, Toys (puppets, trucks, etc.), Doll (baby, Barbie, etc.), Musical instrument, Outfit, Shoes
Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
Non-liquid Hygiene Items:
toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
A Personal Note:
You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.
DO NOT INCLUDE:
Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; candy or any other food, liquids, lotions, or toothpaste; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans. Items with ghosts and violent themes (skull & crossbones, Pokemon, Yokai Watch, etc.) Please note that toothpaste and candy are no longer allowed in Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, due to increasing customs regulations.