On Sunday, November 6, from 3-6pm, we will pack and wrap Christmas shoeboxes for the kids in Marks Village, which is a government housing project in downtown Birmingham that has about 500 family units. We are partnering with Oak Tree Ministries to provide shoeboxes for their Christmas party for the children of Marks Village, which will take place on November 20.
So bring your shoebox supplies on Sunday, November 6, and come to Modular 1 at the church ready to pack and wrap the boxes, listen to Christmas music, and enjoy snacks and fellowship. We'll provide the wrapping paper, tape, scissors, box, and snacks.
Decide the gender and age of the child you want to shop for. Listed below are the ages that they still need boxes for:
- Boy, Age 4-6
- Girl, Age 4-6
- Boy, Age 7-9
- Girl, Age 7-9
- Boy, Age 13-17
- Girl, Age 13-17
If you need suggestions of what to purchase, see below. Please choose at least one "WOW" toy/item that is suitable for your child's gender and age. Then add other fun toys, stocking stuffers, hygiene items, clothing items, and treats (nothing that will melt, please).
SUGGESTIONS FOR BOYS
- Early Elementary – Remote Control Car, Playdough set, Lego set, Hotwheels, Crayons and Coloring Books, Stuffed Animal, Flashlight
- Older Elementary – Lego set, Action Figures, Flashlight with batteries, Balls, Mechanical Pencils, Book, Cool Pens, Sports Watch, Nerf Anything
- Middle/High School – Deodorant, Sports Watch, Wallet, Belt, Gym Socks, Cologne, Earbuds, Clock Radio, Walmart gift card
- All ages – underwear, t-shirts, socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, skittles, airheads
SUGGESTIONS FOR GIRLS
- Early Elementary – Doll, Stuffed Animals, Crayons & Coloring Books, Hair Clips (Plastic Bow Style), Play Jewelry, Doll Accessories, Fun Socks
- Older Elementary – Barbie, Barbie Clothes, Fingernail Polish, Jewelry, Purse, Craft Kits, Journal, Fun Socks, Lip Gloss, Lego Set
- Middle/High School - Perfume, Jewelry, Makeup, Makeup Bags, Fingernail Polish, Journal, Watch, Feminine Products
- All ages – underwear, socks, toothbrush & toothpaste, candy