Season of joy is around the corner and it is a very suitable time to give some thoughts to those who may be less fortunate. Let’s participate Shoebox Christmas Gift initiative!
What is Shoebox Christmas? The ‘Shoebox Christmas’ project was put together to encourage people to consider the needs of the less fortunate. Your participation is an act of love that will see the distribution of gifts packed in a shoebox to about 2,000 under-privileged children in Sabah who will be blessed by your love.
Where & When will the Shoebox Christmas Gift be distributed to? Children in the following locations in Sabah: 1. Kg. Dandun – Pitas 2. Kg. Lugu/Pandan/Mandamai/Ontolob/Peropok/Mandurian – Pitas 3. Kg. Terian and surrounding villages, Inobong (salt trail) 4. St. Theresa Hostel, Kota Marudu 5. Franciscan Sisters Kindergartens in Paitan, Pitas 6. Skycommunity, Kota Marudu 7. Emmanual Houses, Kudat 8. Kg. Tenghilan, Asrama Gereja St James Tenghilan, Tuaran 9. Kg. Tenghilan, Mission Asrama (KK – Kota Belud), Tuaran 10. Asrama Desa Pukak, Kiulu
Gifts will be delivered to these different locations on 5 November, 26 November & 10 December.
How can you bless these children?
You can choose to do this in 1 of the following ways: Either 1. Contribute to the treasure chest (in funds) for Shoebox Christmas Gift team to pack Shoebox Christmas Gifts for the children. Each shoebox gift costs about RM10. You can donate any amount directly to us. Picture of gifts purchased (using your donation) and shoebox gift wrapped will be taken and sent to you. OR 2. Pack one (or more) Christmas Shoebox Gift for the children. Each child will receive one Shoebox Christmas Gift (See below for more details)
How to pack Shoebox Christmas Gift? Each shoebox gift would not cost more than RM10, however you can contribute as much as you want in a shoebox gift.
Shoebox in 3 steps! 1. Shop for the gifts Here are some suggested items that you can include in a shoebox gift (for children aged 1 to 12): Toys ~ small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes School supplies ~ pens, pencils, sharpener, crayons, markers, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books Hygiene items ~ toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (wrapped), comb Others ~ T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry 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not include ~ Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans
2. Wrap it. Once you put the gifts into a clean & empty shoebox, you can wrap it with a bag or gift paper (preferably lid separately or leave one side open as the boxes will go through safety scanning).
3. Drop it off. Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and drop it off to me (will arrange with you a suitable pick up time/place).
Feel free to ask if you have questions.
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
HOPE TO RECEIVE SOME SUPPORT FROM YOU..LET’S GET-GOING FOR THE LITTLE ONES!