Due to customs and import regulations
we have to be careful what we put into the shoe box.
Please use the following lists below as an idea of
what to pack.
cuddly toy (depending upon the age of your chosen child)
A toothbrush, toothpaste
A wrapped bar of soap, soap dish and face cloth
A baby bib
A rattle, plush toy or squeaky toy for a baby
A notepad, drawing book or colouring book
Pencils and pencil sharpener, pens, paper and exercise books
A set of crayons or felt pens
A small ball, marbles (age 6 +), card games, playdoh, plastic animals
Jacks, Plasticine, skipping ropes
A puzzle e.g. small jigsaw
Beach toys, arm bands, swim rings, inflatable beach ball
Dominoes, small magnetic games,
For boys: a toy car or truck please do NOT send a toy gun or knife
For girls: costume jeweler, make-up or hair accessories
Small musical instrument eg mouth organ, whistle
A greetings card or a photo of yourself wishing the child Happy
Do NOT include
items from any of the following categories:
Chocolate - they will melt prior to arrival!
Other edible items (e.g. crisps, biscuits, tinned food or cake)
Tinned food Toilet Paper
War related items (e.g. toy guns and soldiers, knives)
Glass containers, mirrors or fragile items
Liquids of any type (e.g. blow bubbles, shampoos, toiletry sets)
Anything of a political or racial nature
The children of Haiti receiving
their Make Jesus Smile shoe boxes.