Help us bring extra smiles to children this holiday season by filling a shoe box (or two or three!) with new toys and gifts for children in the community. This program supports our regional nonprofit partners who support youth in the community through their programs and services. Our partner organization and GBLV has identified over 10,000 children in need across 34 of our partners.
2 Ways you can Help this Year!
Sign up to fill, wrap and drop off a box or boxes
Send a donation of $25 and GBLV will make a box in your name
Holiday Hope Chests Frequently Asked Questions
Do the items have to be new or can they be used?
What amount should I spend per box (the approximate value)?
Can I request specific age/gender groups for my boxes?
How can I get suggestions for what items are appropriate for my gender/age group?
Can I put gift cards in the boxes?
Can I put candy or food in the boxes?
Where and when can I drop off my filled shoeboxes?
Can shoeboxes have flip-tops?
How do I wrap a shoebox with a flip-top lid?
How do I wrap a shoebox with a removable lid?
Does the shoebox need to be wrapped if it has a decorative pattern? Or can I use decorated boxes that are shoebox sized?
I want to do a collection with my office/church/club etc., how can we coordinate it?
What else do you need?
We are always looking for:
- Empty Shoebox’s – This is always our biggest need. If anyone can collect empty shoeboxes for us or if you know a connection for bulk shoeboxes that would be a huge help!
- Wrapping Boxes – If you’d like to help wrap empty boxes we always could use the helo
- Pick Ups and Drop Off – Help with collecting donations
- Many more, if you’re interested in volunteering for GBLV please reach out to us at email@example.com