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. Watch the video above from last year that explains what it is! 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

*Boys or Girls

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