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Little Shoebox Project Helps Sandy Victims

Shoeboxes delivered by December 14th will be distributed to individuals in New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy.


The Little Shoebox Project lets needy children and adults in New Jersey know that they are thought of during the holiday season and throughout the year by providing shoeboxes full of thoughtful gifts that they might not otherwise receive.  To create a shoebox, simply select your recipient, get your shoebox, fill it with gifts and drop off or mail your shoebox. 

This small box can make a world of difference to an individual going through an experience many of us even struggle to imagine. This is a great project for you to do as a family, for another family.

In the aftermath of Sandy and the arrival of the holidays, shoeboxes delivered by December 14th will be distributed to individuals in New Jersey affected by Sandy.  Shoeboxes received after the 14th, will continue to be distributed to shelters and families throughout the state. 

General Information:

How to Pack a Shoebox

Step 1: Select Your Recipient
Pick the age 
- Child: 2-4 yrs, 5-8 yrs, 9 -12 yrs
- Teen: 13 -18 yrs 
- Adult: 18+ yrs
Pick the gender: Male or Female

Step 2: Get Your Shoebox
Get a shoebox sized plastic box (approx.15-1/2 inch long x 7 inches wide x 4-1/2 inches tall) with lid or standard size shoebox with lid. 

Step 3: Fill with Gifts!
Fill your shoebox with a variety of gifts that will bring a smile to your recipient! 

Step 4: Drop Off Your Shoebox!
- Tape a note to the lid of your unwrapped box with the gender and age you selected. 
- Put the lid on and use a rubber band or two to secure the lid. 
- Drop off your shoebox by Dec 14, 2012

For tips and suggestions on what to include in your shoebox and other details, go to the Little Shoebox's Google doc page.

Drop off locations are:

The Little Shoebox Project
100 Willoughby Rd
Fanwood, NJ 07023

The Little Shoebox Project
2208 Coles Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

To learn more about The Little Shoebox Project, visit their page on Facebook or contact thelittleshoeboxproject@gmail.com

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