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Item List

for the Christmas Backpacks


The following items are REQUIRED for each backpack (please be sure they are age-appropriate):

  • Underclothes and socks
  • Toys
    Examples: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, small musical instruments, yo-yos, jump ropes, toy jewelry, flashlight (include batteries), Christian books, sidewalk chalk, toys that light up or make noise (include batteries), Slinky, frisbees, card games, etc.
  • Non-perishable food items
    Examples: cheese and/or peanut butter crackers, single-serving macaroni & cheese or pasta cups, fruit or applesauce cups, granola bars, pop-top entrees (chili, beef stew, lasagna, beef & franks, etc.) These items need to have a pop-top because recipients may not have access to a can opener. 
  • A copy of the "Christmas Story" leaflet

Optional extra items that may be included: 

  • Hygiene Items
  • Examples: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, hairbrushes, combs, washcloths, ponytail holders, hair clips, etc. 
  • Other items
    Examples: age-appropriate Bibles, hard candy (no chocolate), lollipops, mints, gum, t-shirts, hats, solar powered calculators etc.

Additional optional items for older children (ages 10-14):

  • For girls: lip gloss, scarves, friendship bracelets, craft kits, journals, fun socks/slippers, doodle books, etc.
  • For boys: Legos, card games, hand-held electronic games, model kits, basketballs, soccer balls, nerf footballs, etc.