When you're a child living in an orphanage, Santa doesn't always find his way to you. That's where we come in. Each holiday season Santa's Shoebox begins collecting shoebox gifts to deliver to orphanages in Ukraine, making certain each child in the orphanages we serve has his or her own gift to open. For many of these children, this will be their first Christmas present ever. What better way to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday than to put a smile on the face of a child?
A shoebox gift is a shoe box wrapped in Christmas paper and filled with things a child would like. Items such as crayons, Barbie dolls, baseballs, and playing cards make great fillers as are things useful in the orphanage such as hats. scarves, mittens, toothbrushes, and craft supplies.
WHAT IS A SHOEBOX GIFT?
Santa's Shoebox is a project of World Orphan Project, Inc., a US registered non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Santa's Greenhouse funds and organizes the construction or refurbishment of greenhouses in Ukraine for use by orphanages. The greenhouses offer fresh vegetables for the orphanage at low a cost and provide valuable skills to the children who maintain them.
WAYS TO HELP
We work throughout the year collecting, assembling, and wrapping shoebox gifts. Please consider donating gifts at any time of the year. Donations of empty shoeboxes and small gifts to fill them are always needed and appreciated.
Thank you to Cards for Kids for providing handmade cards for our shoe boxes.