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CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES

In October, we collect shoe boxes of toys and goodies to distribute to the children at Christmastime. If you would like to donate some filled shoe boxes, please use the guidelines below.

How to pack a Christmas box:

  • Use a regular shoe box with lid

  • Choose which gender you would like to shop for:

    • Boy​

    • Girl

  • Choose which age group you would like to shop for:

    • 2-4 years old​

    • 5-7 years old

    • 8-10 years old

    • 11-14 years old

  • Fill the box with small gifts and items (suggestions listed below). Please purchase new items and be sure that all of them fit inside the box with the lid closed.

  • Gift wrap the top of the shoe box separately from the bottom, securing the box with two strong rubber bands.

  • Securely tape a 3×5 white index card to the top of the box and indicate the gender and age group, and place a duplicate card inside the box facing out on one end.

  • Ship via USPS, UPS, or FEDEX to the following address: 

Harvest Hands Ministries

C/O Rodriguez Plastics

320 Valley Chili Rd

Vinton, TX   79821

SUGGESTED SHOE BOX ITEMS FOR GIRLS

Christmas card and photo of yourself

hair brush

pony tail clips

barrettes

ribbons

head bands

tooth brush

tooth paste

hand lotion

mirror

shampoo

emory board

candy

pens

pencils

pencil sharpeners

stickers

small stuffed toy

socks/underwear

crayons

coloring book

markers

memo pad

dolls (not Barbies)
Spanish picture book

jump rope

knit hat/mittens

Jesus items

Christian items (crosses, stickers, pencils, etc.)

SUGGESTED SHOE BOX ITEMS FOR BOYS

Christmas card and photo of yourself

comb

tooth brush

tooth paste

shampoo

pens

pencils

pencil sharpeners

stickers

candy

socks/underwear

yo-yo

rubber ball

small stuffed toy

marbles

t-shirt

crayons

coloring book

markers

memo pad

Spanish picture book

harmonica

knit hat/mittens

Jesus items

Christian items (crosses, stickers, pencils, etc.)

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND

Please do not put candy and bar soap in the same box. 

Please do not include:

  • make-up

  • playing cards

  • Halloween or alien items

  • Spongebob, Lisa Frank, Pokemon or Bratz items

  • war-related items

  • evil superhero items

  • Santa Claus

  • books in English

  • perfume

  • sharp items such as nail files

  • vitamins or food items

  • aerosol cans

  • used items

Where will my gift be given?

The gifts are given to several churches in Mexico, the Christian school our RDV children attend, and each student in the HHM Mexican Student Sponsorship Program.
The gifts will be given in Jesus’ name and provide an opportunity to share the love of God with these precious youngsters. These children value pencils and are excited to receive SOCKS!! Your gift will bring a smile to their face and joy to their heart. Many of the children live in pallet houses with dirt floors, no indoor plumbing or heat. Please pray for the child that will receive your box of blessings!

Need to print out the Christmas shoe box suggestion lists?

Click to download them below.