Social Workers United working with Samaritan’s Purse on Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child delivers shoe boxes of gifts to children all over the world.

The Social Workers United student organization is currently collecting empty shoe boxes with lids or plastic containers and small gifts to fill each box. Those willing to donate can drop off boxes to Lisa Kennedy at 440 Sims Hall. Gift collection is set-up outside the 3rd floor Atrium in Sims Hall.

Gift Suggestions Include:

School Supplies: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Toys: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.

Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.

Other: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

A personal note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family may be enclosed with your gift. If you include your name and address, the child may write back.

Please do not donate: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Collections end on November 18th. As we will have a packing party on November 19TH to pack the boxes with the gifts we collect.