Christmas Gift

What Goes in My Shoebox?

"Wow" Item

Include a toy that a child will immediately love as soon as they open the box.

Ideas include: Stuffed animal, deflated football & pump, a toy truck, doll (baby, Barbie etc), musical instruments.

Why not include a personal note or photo of you or your family?


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  • Pencils

  • Child-friendly pencil sharpener

  • Ruler

  • Eraser

  • Coloured pencils

  • Pencil Case

  • Crayons

  • Felt Pens

  • Colouring pads

  • Colouring books

  • Picture book

  • Notebooks

  • Glue stick (Do not include liquid glue)

  • Small adhesive tape

  • Watercolour paint set (Finger paint palette, paint brushes, paper)

  • Pre-inked Stampers


Due to more stringent import regulations, toothpaste can no longer be included in shoeboxes.

  • Comb

  • Hairbrush

  • Toothbrush

  • Flannel

  • Bar soap (packaged and/or in a container)

  • Reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils (Consider filling an empty container with non-liquid items such as hair bows, bracelets, sunglasses, or flannel to make use of the space)



Used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, play soldiers or knives; chocolate, sweets or other food items; toothpaste, liquids or lotions of any type including bubbles; medicines; hand-made or knitted stuffed toys; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers, mirrors or fragile items; playing cards of the 4-suit variety; clothing other than as listed above.

Items packed from this list will be removed from shoeboxes.

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