- Wow Item -
Start with a medium to large item that will capture a child's attention the minute they open their box.
Examples: Soccer Ball with pump, stuffed animal, toys (puppets, trucks, etc.), Doll (baby, Barbie, etc.) Musical instrument, outfit, shoes.
- Other Suggestions -
Toys: Toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries in package).
School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books.
Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries in package).
Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.
A Personal Note: You may enclose a not to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include a name and address the child may be able to write back.
Do Not Include:
Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war related items or weapons; chocolate or food; fruit rolls; fruit snacks; drink mixes; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes, glass containers or aerosol cans.