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Christmas in A Box---Christmas Service Project

Christmas in A Box---Christmas Service Project

Date and Time:

Friday, November 11, 2011
All Day


  • Kirkhof Lobby


The Omicron Alpha Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma invites you to be a part of our Christmas service project.

We are currently collecting shoe boxes and plastic containers filled with toiletries and gifts for men, women and children to be donated to the Mel Trotter Ministries. There are approximately 200 people who utilize this shelter every day and we are looking to bring a bit of holiday cheer to them by distributing "Christmas in a Box".

We are hoping to reach our goal of 200 shoe boxes and plastic containers by early December. All of the boxes with gifts will be passed out in December during Christmas time.


1. Get a SHOE BOX or a small plastic container
Use an empty standard size shoe box or a small plastic container. When wrapping, please wrap the box and lid separately.

Determine whether your gift will be for an adult Male/ Female or a Boy or Girl. If it is a child please add age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14, or 14-17. Print and fill out the label that is included under pictures on the FB event. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.

Fill the box with a variety of gifts according to age and gender you have chosen.

Please place a rubber band around each shoe box and lid and drop off at the Sigma Lambda Gamma collection table. Collection table dates at the Kirkhof lobby are as follows: Wednesday, November 16th and Monday, November 21st from 11am to 3pm. If you are unable to drop off your shoe-box on either of those dates, please contact Sigma Lambda Gamma-OA at and we will work out a date and place where you can drop your gift. :)

***If you need a shoe-box, we can provide one for you! World Wide Wolverine donated shoe-boxes for this service project and if you would like an empty one to fill up with gifts please contact Maria Perez at and she will set up a place and time for you to pick it up.

Gift Ideas:

small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, small board games, action figures, etc.

pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, calculators, coloring and picture books, reading books, etc.

Tooth-brush, toothpaste, bar of soap, comb, brush, washcloth, face wash, deodorant, perfume, etc.

Hard candy and lollipops, mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, hair accessories, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries).



Maria Perez

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