Christmas Shoe Boxes for Uganda

Christmas Shoe Boxes for Uganda

We would LOVE for you to be involved in our Christmas Shoe Box ministry to Uganda this year.  You can participate in 5 easy steps!

  1. Pickup a shoe box from the church and mark the box with the age of the child you are providing for (2-12) and if the items are for a BOY or GIRL.
  2. Fill your shoe box with items (see suggested list below).  NOTE:  We ask that 1 pair Flip Flops be included with EACH BOX
  3. Close the box and secure it with a large rubber band (provided)
  4. Make a check for $5 to ELUMC with “Christmas Shoe Box” in the memo line.  This money helps get the shoe box from the US to Uganda and then into the hands of a child that will enjoy it.
  5. Bring your completed box to church on August 13th!
SUGGESTED ITEMS
NOTE:  Items with an asterisk MUST be in a separate Ziploc bag to prevent leakage in transit
Hot Wheels Cars McDonalds Toys Small Dolls
Marbles (limit 5 in a baggie) Small Balls Wash Cloth
Soap Lotion** Comb and Brush
Small Shampoo** Small Hand Mirror Toothbrush & Toothpaste
1 pair Flip Flops (required) Dresses Underwear (underpants & t-shirts)
1 pair Sunday Socks Shorts & T-Shirts Pencils (limit 4)
Paper Crayons (limit 5) Colored Pencils (limit 5)
Small Pencil Sharpener Barrettes Ribbons and Bows
Headbands Scrunches Ponytail holders

Just a few tips to make this a great experience for a child in Uganda:

  • Do NOT over fill! If one is bulging at the top, we cannot get them in the shipping case.
  • Do not underfill.  An under filled box means one child will only get one or two things, while his\her brother\sister gets a full box.  This can cause unhappiness in the home.
  • Secure the box lid with the large rubber band provided. Printed on the boxes are (1) the manifest form.  Please fill out with a Sharpie magic marker indicating whether it is for a boy or girl and their age.  It needs to list what you have in the box.  In addition, (2) the Customs Declaration form is printed on the box, needs to be filled out.
  • Feel free to decorate the outside of the boxes, but DO NOT cover up the Custom forms on either side of the box. You can tape the front of old Christmas cards on the ends, top and bottom of the boxes.  You may print the following quotation in Ugandan:
Wafoyo Chamo Mbaga   (which means Merry Christmas)