Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Holiday Project

Can you believe October is almost over? Thanksgiving is just 4 weeks away! Each holiday season we are blown away by the generosity of so many people in our community. Our holiday meal services are already full, however, we have a great opportunity for you and your families (or co-workers, church groups, book clubs, etc.) to serve our homeless friends. Every year we ask for people to donate a "Holiday Box for the Homeless". We collect thousands of these to hand out around the holidays. They make an incredible impact.

How to make a holiday box:
  1. Use an empty shoe box (standard size). Please only use boxes that have a separate bottom and lid. Please wrap the lid and the box separately. The box should not be wrapped shut when finished.
  2. Fill the box with a variety of small, inexpensive gifts. Use the gift ideas listed at the bottom of the page. Please fill boxes with ADULT, UNISEX items only.
  3. Once filled, place a rubber band around each box.
  4. In a separate envelope you may enclose a holiday card or note from you/your family or group. (Please do not include addresses or phone numbers.) Place your note inside the box.

Boxes may be delivered between Thursday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Drop off at The Stewpot, 1822 Young Street, Dallas, 75201, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm


Gift Ideas

  • knit hat
  • small flashlight w/batteries
  • pens, pencils
  • knit gloves
  • disposable stick razors
  • stationary or cards w/stamps
  • tube socks
  • small umbrella
  • phone calling cards
  • plastic poncho
  • fast food gift card ($5 or less)
  • hard candy or gum
  • chapstick
  • small hand sanitizer
  • travel size Kleenex
  • small Bible or book of inspiration
  • used or damaged items
  • knives or weapons
  • chocolate or food
  • liquids
  • medications or vitamins
  • breakable items or glass containers
  • aerosol cans
  • money
We've already had a great start to the holiday boxes! 160 associates from the Frito Lay Controller's team in Plano donated holiday box items this week!
Questions? Call 214-746-2785, ext. 320: Jean Jones, Stewpot Volunteer Director

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