HART ‘Gift Boxes of Hope’ PACKING PARTY
for Edmonton & area HART CHILD SPONSORS

GIFT-BOX PACKING PARTIES

For Edmonton area HART Child Sponsors

“PACKING PARTY”
4:00 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017

 

WHAT TO BRING
Enough items to fill a shoe-box sized gift:
Hygiene products | Stationary | Clothing | Toys

WHO TO BRING
Your whole family I Your life group I Your friends

HART WILL PROVIDE
Gift boxes & stickers I Coffee, desserts, refreshments

RSVP
(or for more info)
Toll Free: 1.888.788.3880
office@hart.ca | 403.230.8263


PURPOSE:
The project’s purpose is to provide Child Sponsors with HART the opportunity to get together for a couple of hours for fellowship, refreshments and packaging a Christmas box for their sponsored child (children) in Ukraine/Moldova.

WHY IS THIS PROJECT IMPORTANT?
We cannot underestimate the positive impact this may have on a child. The fact that someone from the other side of the world cares enough about them to send a gift, will give them immeasurable encouragement and HOPE.
For the local churches and caseworkers who distribute them, these gift boxes are like a “key” that opens the door to further connect with children and their families, to develop relationships and share about God’s love for them.


NEED IDEAS FOR YOUR ‘GIFT BOX of HOPE?”

SCHOOL SUPPLIES


⇒ Pens, pencils
⇒ Pencil crayons
⇒ Note pads
⇒ Ruler, scissors
⇒ Picture books

HYGIENE ITEMS


⇒ Soap, facecloth
⇒ Toothbrush
⇒ Comb, hairbrush
⇒ Dental floss
⇒ Hair clips

CLOTHING ITEMS


⇒ Cap, toque
⇒ T-shirt, shoes
⇒ New underwear
⇒ Summer shorts
⇒ Winter gloves, scarf

TOYS & OTHER GIFTS


⇒ Stuffed animals
⇒ Toys, toy jewelry
⇒ Skipping rope
⇒ Soccer ball
⇒ Card games like UNO

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Used items
  • Medicine
  • Perishable food
  • Money
  • Battery operated items
  • Items that can scare or harm a child physically or emotionally (war-related toys, knives & toy guns, etc.)

ADDITIONAL IDEAS FOR YOUR ‘GIFT BOX OF HOPE”

Hint: Children can always “grow into” their gifts and are often excited to receive items that they perceive as more grown up. For example, if you choose to pack a box for a boy in the 9-12 year old range, look for gift ideas that are most appropriate for a 12 year old boy, including clothes.

Suggestions for older GIRLS:
Sewing kit, craft project, hair barrettes/bands, water bottle, sunglasses, feminine hygiene products, shampoo/conditioner (plastic bottles), gloves, journal, bracelet/necklace, gum, deodorant, small kitchen utensils, socks.

Suggestions for older BOYS:
Small tool sets, sunglasses, tape measure, gum, Jack knife, candy, water bottle, key chain, Rubik’s cube, T-shirt, socks, soccer ball / pump, razor/shave cream, deodorant

DON’T FORGET:

1. YOUR family photo
$10.00  2. Please donate a minimum of $10 for each giftbox you prepare. This will help cover project costs, including shipping & delivery.
www.hart.ca 3. PRAY about the impact your gift box will have.

CHECK the HART website shortly into the new year to see a picture of your child and their gift box. Just look for your name on the box!