Saint Joseph Church Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph Church     Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Join us in spreading some Holiday Cheer to children in need in the Lehigh Valley, by supporting the Holiday Hope Chest Project!

 

For our 6th year of participating in this project, we will be filling 50 boxes for youth ages 2-12. 

 

A list of requested items can be found below, organized by age group. Use our Signup Genius list to sign up for as many items as you wish to provide. All items must be new, and they must fit inside of the shoe boxes. We want to get a variety of items into each box (as well as fill them up!). We will also accept monetary donations and gift cards to purchase items.

 

We will be collecting items until November 20th. Donations can be left in the "toy room" in the back of church - look for the shoe boxes. Monetary donations should be placed into an envelope marked "HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS", and placed into the collection basket at any Mass. Checks should be made out to St. Joseph Church.

 

Love to wrap presents and have a lot of patience? Join our team of wrappers! This is a task specifically for adults, as the boxes must be wrapped in a specific way (they are NOT wrapped like traditional gifts - view this video for more info: https://youtu.be/Uug4iSzprCo). 

 

Want to help fill & organize the boxes? We will be having a little "party" to fill & organize the boxes on Sunday, November 27, 2022, from 3-5PM in the Parish Center.

 

If you have any questions, please contact janessa.odonnell@stjoescoopersburg.org.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT ITEMS!

This is a list of suggested items to include in the boxes. All items must be new, and they must fit inside of the shoe boxes. We want to get a variety of items into each box (as well as fill them up!). The Volunteer Center asks that each box be worth about $25.00. You can refer to the images above each group for an idea of what the contents of a box might look like. 

 

Items to avoid:

  • Balloons

  • Cameras

  • Candy/Gum

  • Food

  • Glass items

  • Anything extremely fragile or breakable

  • Money

  • Religious materials

  • Sharp items: scissors, knives, razors

  • Toy guns

  • Used or opened items

  • Violent or inappropriate books, movies, or CDs

 

Gift Cards (in any amount) are needed for the following retailers, where we can purchase items in bulk (or just as filler, for what is not purchased individually): Amazon, Target, Walmart, Five Below, The Dollar Tree

Ages 2 & 3 - Boys - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys -  Cars, trains, Little People characters

  • Small stuffed animal or squishy toy

  • Small board books or picture books that can fit into a shoe box

  • Crayons & coloring books

  • Play-doh

  • Licensed character toothpaste &/or toothbrush

  • Winter hat/Beanie, mittens

  • Age-appropriate accessories - watches, hats, sunglasses

  • Bath toys

  • Licensed character water bottles

  • Popular Brands/Characters: Fisher Price, Coco Melon, Skip Hop, Melissa & Doug, Bluey, Blue's Clues, Baby Shark, Mega Bloks, Lego Duplo, Thomas & Friends, Paw Patrol, Mickey Mouse/Disney, Superheroes/Marvel

Ages 4 & 5 - Boys - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys & Games  -  Cars, trains, “Surprise”/”Blind Bag” toys, puzzles, travel-size games (Uno, Matching or Go Fish-type card games, Connect 4, Sorry, tiny Jenga, Magnetic multi-game set), MadLibs

  • Small stuffed animal or squishy toy

  • Easy Readers or picture books that can fit into a shoe box

  • Crayons, watercolor paints, washable markers, activity books & coloring books, Magic Ink books, sticker books

  • Play-doh, slime, floam, silly putty

  • Sports Memorabilia

  • Licensed character toothpaste &/or toothbrush

  • Winter hat/Beanie, mittens

  • Age-appropriate accessories - watches, hats, sunglasses

  • Bath toys

  • Licensed character water bottles

  • Popular Brands/Characters: Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Superheroes/Marvel, Jurassic Park/dinosaurs, Star Wars, Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokemon, Fisher-Price, Melissa & Doug, Bluey, Mega Bloks, Lego, Thomas & Friends, Paw Patrol, Mickey Mouse/Disney, Nick Jr./Disney Jr. characters & show

Ages 6-7-8 - Boys - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys & Games  -  Matchbox/Hot Wheels, action figures/characters, Legos, Nerf balls (no guns or darts), bouncy balls, squish/stress relief toys, Uno, Playing cards, small puzzles, Travel-size games (Battleship, Connect 4, Clue, Sorry, Die games, tiny Jenga, Magnetic multi-game set), MadLibs

  • Age-appropriate books

  • Colored pencils, colored pens, washable markers, sketch books, activity books, craft kits

  • Slime, floam, silly putty, Model Magic, air-dry clay

  • Sports team memorabilia

  • Earbuds

  • Winter hat/Beanies, gloves

  • Age-appropriate accessories - watches, hats, sunglasses, keychains, socks (ankle, sport or regular - Nike, Adidas, bright colors)

  • Licensed character water bottles

  • Popular Brands/Characters: Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Superheroes/Marvel, Jurassic Park/dinosaurs, Star Wars, Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pokemon, Lego, Super Mario/video games, Minions, Minecraft

Ages 9 & 10 - Boys - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys & Games  -  Matchbox/Hot Wheels, action figures/characters, Legos, Nerf balls (no guns or darts), bouncy balls, squish/stress relief toys, Uno, Playing cards, small puzzles, Travel-size games (Battleship, Connect 4, Clue, Sorry, Die games, tiny Jenga, Magnetic multi-game set), MadLibs

  • Age-appropriate chapter books

  • Colored pencils, colored pens, washable markers, sketch books, activity books, craft kits

  • Slime, floam, silly putty, Model Magic, air-dry clay

  • Sports team memorabilia

  • Earbuds

  • Winter hat/Beanies, tech gloves

  • Age-appropriate accessories - watches, hats, sunglasses, keychains, socks (ankle, sport or regular - Nike, Adidas, bright colors)

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant

  • Water bottle

  • Popular Brands/Characters: Superheroes/Marvel, Jurassic Park/dinosaurs, Star Wars, Pokemon, Lego, Super Mario/video games, Minecraft, Harry Potter

Ages 11 & 12 - Boys - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys & Games  -  Matchbox/Hot Wheels, action figures/characters, Legos, Nerf balls (no guns or darts), bouncy balls, squish/stress relief toys, Uno, Playing cards, small puzzles, Travel-size games (Battleship, Connect 4, Clue, Sorry, Die games, tiny Jenga, Magnetic multi-game set), MadLibs

  • Age-appropriate chapter books

  • Colored pencils, colored pens, washable markers, sketch books, activity books, craft kits

  • Slime, floam, silly putty, Model Magic, air-dry clay

  • Sports team memorabilia

  • Earbuds

  • Winter hat/Beanies, tech gloves

  • Age-appropriate accessories - watches, hats, sunglasses, keychains, socks (ankle, sport or regular - Nike, Adidas, bright colors)

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant

  • Water bottle

  • $10-$15 Gift Card - Target, Walmart, Five Below, Starbucks, Old Navy

  • Popular Brands/Characters: Superheroes/Marvel, Jurassic Park/dinosaurs, Star Wars, Pokemon, Lego, Super Mario/video games, Minecraft, Harry Potter

Ages 2 & 3 - Girls - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys -  Little People characters, dolls

  • Small stuffed animal or squishy toy

  • Small board books or picture books that can fit into a shoe box

  • Crayons & coloring books

  • Play-doh

  • Licensed character toothpaste &/or toothbrush

  • Winter hat/Beanie, mittens

  • Age-appropriate hair accessories & jewelry (no pierced earrings; no hair dye or coloring)

  • Bath toys

  • Licensed character water bottles

  • Popular Brands/Characters: Fisher Price, Coco Melon, Skip Hop, Melissa & Doug, Bluey, Blue's Clues, Baby Shark, Mega Bloks, Lego Duplo, Barbie, Paw Patrol, Mickey Mouse/Disney, Princesses, Gabby’s Dollhouse, unicorns

Ages 4 & 5 - Girls - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys & Games  -  characters/dolls/action figures, “Surprise”/”Blind Bag” toys, puzzles, travel-size games (Uno, Matching or Go Fish-type card games, Connect 4, Sorry, tiny Jenga, Magnetic multi-game set), MadLibs

  • Small stuffed animal or squishy toy

  • Easy Readers or picture books that can fit into a shoe box

  • Crayons, watercolor paints, washable markers, activity books & coloring books, Magic Ink books, sticker books

  • Play-doh, slime, floam, silly putty

  • Licensed character toothpaste &/or toothbrush

  • Winter hat/Beanie, mittens

  • Age-appropriate hair accessories & jewelry (no pierced earrings; no hair dye or coloring)

  • Bath toys

  • Licensed character water bottles

  • Popular Brands/Characters: Fisher Price, Melissa & Doug, Bluey, Mega Bloks, Lego, Barbie, LOL, My Little Pony, Trolls, Monster High, Paw Patrol, Mickey Mouse/Disney, Princesses, Gabby’s Dollhouse, Peppa Pig, Frozen, Encanto, fairies, unicorns, Nick Jr./Disney Jr. shows & characters

Ages 6-7-8 - Girls - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys & Games  -  Dolls/action figures/characters, Lego Friends, “Surprise”/Blind Bag” toys, squish/stress relief toys, Uno, Playing cards, small puzzles, Travel-size games (Battleship, Connect 4, Clue, Sorry, Die games, tiny Jenga, Magnetic multi-game set), MadLibs

  • Age-appropriate books

  • Colored pencils, colored pens, washable markers, watercolors/paints, sketch books, activity books, craft kits

  • Slime, floam, silly putty, Model Magic, air-dry clay

  • Earbuds

  • Winter hat/Beanies, gloves

  • Age-appropriate hair accessories & jewelry (no pierced earrings; no hair dye or coloring), wallets or purses, keychains, chapstick, nail polish, slipper socks

  • Licensed character water bottles

  • Popular Brands/Characters: American Girl, Lego Friends, Barbie, LOL, My Little Pony, Trolls, Hello Kitty, Monster High, Princesses, Gabby’s Dollhouse, Frozen, Encanto, fairies, unicorns, Hatchimals, Real Littles, Doorables

Ages 9 & 10 - Girls - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys & Games  -  Dolls/action figures/characters, Lego Dots, “Surprise”/Blind Bag” toys, squish/stress relief toys, Uno, Playing cards, small puzzles, Travel-size games (Battleship, Connect 4, Clue, Sorry, Die games, tiny Jenga, Magnetic multi-game set), MadLibs

  • Age-appropriate chapter books

  • Colored pencils, colored pens, washable markers, watercolors/paints, sketch books, activity books, craft kits

  • Slime, floam, silly putty, Model Magic, air-dry clay

  • Earbuds

  • Winter hat/Beanies, tech gloves

  • Age-appropriate hair accessories & jewelry (no pierced earrings; no hair dye or coloring), wallets or purses, keychains, chapstick, nail polish, slipper socks

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant

  • Water bottle

  • $10-$15 Gift Card - Target, Walmart, Five Below, Starbucks, Bath & Body Works, Old Navy

  • Popular Brands/Characters: American Girl, Lego Dots, Barbie, LOL, My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, Monster High, Princesses, Real Littles

Ages 11 & 12 - Girls - 5 boxes to be filled for this group.

  • Age-appropriate Toys & Games  -  Dolls/action figures/characters, Lego Dots, “Surprise”/Blind Bag” toys, squish/stress relief toys, Uno, Playing cards, small puzzles, Travel-size games (Battleship, Connect 4, Clue, Sorry, Die games, tiny Jenga, Magnetic multi-game set), MadLibs

  • Age-appropriate chapter books

  • Colored pencils, colored pens, washable markers, watercolors/paints, sketch books, activity books, craft kits

  • Slime, floam, silly putty, Model Magic, air-dry clay

  • Earbuds

  • Winter hat/Beanies, tech gloves

  • Age-appropriate hair accessories & jewelry (no pierced earrings; no hair dye or coloring), wallets or purses, keychains, chapstick, nail polish, slipper socks

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, panty liners/pads

  • Water bottle

  • $10-$15 Gift Card - Target, Walmart, Five Below, Starbucks, Bath & Body Works, Old Navy

  • Popular Brands/Characters: American Girl, Lego Dots, Barbie, LOL, My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, Monster High, Princesses, Real Littles

For more information on this wonderful program, please visit https://www.volunteerlv.org/holiday-hope-chests?layoutViewMode=mobile&force=true

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