Thursday, November 13, 2008

Good Samaritan boxes!

Our church is handing out Good Samaritan Purses (boxes) for us to fill and bring back. I didn't do it last year and felt sad about it later. The boxes aren't huge and it doesn't take a lot to fill one. So I grabbed one! I'm doing it for a little girl age 2-4.

I included some suckers, tootsie rolls and peperment sticks, these are things Lane can eat! I put in some samples (I hope this isn't tacky) that I had for Huggies bath and body wash (I figured I could include more items if not everything was store bought). There is enough for a week's worth of baths. I put in a blue fuzzy teddybear and some little noise maker toys. I put in some cute colored rings, a pair of chenile gloves, and little beauty kit that includes a mirror, comb, brush and an aloofa with it's on storage unit.

I am going to get a few items at walmart: Coloring book and crayons, hairbows/ties, toothbrush and some toothpaste.

I put in two pairs of socks that I crochet beads around the edge (size 3-5 years). One is pink the other is purple. I am also going to knit up a little pink hat (with fun fur if I have the right color) to include.

I'm not sure what else to include in this box. I'm not thinking much else will fit in there! Please if someone thinks the samples of the shampoo/body wash is tacky, PLEASE tell me! I don't want to look like a total goof!

I think I might include a little christmas letter/card (I will hand make it) in there for the receipent and her parents! I know she wont be able to read, but she might enjoy a little letter telling her about her items and a bit about our family!



Carina said...

Danielle, I do the Christmas shoe boxes every year, so I'm glad to see you are to! No, the samples aren't tacky - you are right on to say that it'll help you fit more stuff in :) Be careful of the toothpaste though - I'm in Canada and it's not allowed here (though they'll just donate it to a charity if it is in a box) - but in the US toothpaste is fine.

All the items in your shoe box sound so cute!

Em said...

I think that is so wonderful. I wish we did something like that. I don't the samples are tacky at all, I would do the same they send them in the mail so often you can collect so many!! When someone is in need of something anything helps no matter what it is, or where it came from. You are a wonderful person for wanting to help out! Helping others always makes you feel so good, and to do it around the holidays is so amazing!