Eagle Scout/ Service Award

Projects

Donation drives for NEW items are the greatest need you can help us with YEAR-ROUND! Specific items will be determined as they are constantly changing. Additional special projects are occasionally needed as well. 

NOTE: MUST SCHEDULE with us before project is chosen. 

GET STARTED! 

Step 1: WHEN do you plan to COMPLETE your project? Try to solidify your date. (NOTE: Project approvals and paperwork take time. We recommend to start planning 4-6 weeks before your project end date.) 

Step 2: CHOOSE from this list of available projects. AIM FOR THE MONTH you plan to complete it. (IE: if you plan to complete your project in May, choose a MAY project, then plan to START your project in March. 

Step 3: CONTACT us to get started!

Sherri Engar
SLC Christmas Box House & Utah Valley
Sherri@thechristmasbox.org
801-747-2201 ext. 105

Please leave voicemail or send an email that includes your name, phone number, age, city, best time to reach you, project you are interested in and when you are planning to complete your project.

We will be in touch shortly to coordinate a time to meet at The Christmas Box House to solidify project details and sign your packet approval paperwork!

Thank you for your interest in completing your project with us to support the children & teens we serve.

Successful ideas for coordinating your donation drive:

Making a Flyer: We have created a flyer template that we can send to you. It includes our logo, the Eagle Scout logo, info about who we are, who we serve, and a short list of bullet points (we find drives are most successful when you collect a list of between 5-8 different items.)

1) Storefront Drive -- You'll coordinate with a local store manager (Walmart, Target, etc.) explain your project and to plan a designated day/time for you to stand outside the store and pass out flyers to the customers. This is great because the shoppers take a flyer, purchase something in the store and drop it off to you as they leave!

2) Neighborhood Drive -- Involve your family, neighbors, church groups, clubs, friends, etc to participate in donating needed items for your drive. It can include passing out flyers to the list above. Flyers will indicate a specific day, time and place they can drop off the items. (ie - Saturday, you pass out flyers. Then the next Saturday you collect or they drop off the items to you).

3) Both -- Some scouts have chosen to do both a Storefront AND Neighborhood Drive, which can be quite effective in doubling what you collect! 

Note: Scout leadership in every area differs. Projects approved in one area might not be approved in others.

 

AVAILABLE PROJECTS

*All items must be new

YEAR-ROUND/ ANYTIME PLEASE!!

  • DRIVE: Gift Cards!!!!!! General, food, activity passes
  • DRIVE: Urgent Needs Drive. 5-8 items (see wish list)
  • DRIVE: Book Nook Drive (specific titles and adult coloring b ooks)

JANUARY - FEBRUARY

  • DRIVE: Urgent needs 5-8 items & gift cards
  • DRIVE & ASSEMBLE: Hygiene kits: Baby, Child, Teen

MARCH - MAY

  • DRIVE & SORT: Spring & Summer PJs, all sizes
  • DRIVE & SORT: Shorts, Athletic Shorts & T-shirts, all sizes
  • DRIVE: Spring/Summer FUN Passes, gift cards & activities
  • D RIVE: Water play (no guns), sprinkler toys & swimsuits

JUNE - JULY

  • DRIVE & ASSEMBLE: Child/Teen - Filled Backpacks
  • DRIVE: Child/Teen Empty Backpacks
  • DRIVE & SORT: Back to School Clothing, all sizes
  • DRIVE & SORT: Socks and Underwear, all sizes 

AUGUST -  SEPTEMBER

  • DRIVE & SORT: Back to School Clothing, all sizes
  • DRIVE & SORT: Summer PJs & Clothing on SALE
  • DRIVE: Halloween Costumes: mostly boy, size 2- 14
  • DRIVE & SORT: PULL-UPs, GOOD NITES, 

OCTOBER- NOVEMBER

  • DRIVE & SERVICE: Project Elf Set Up & Christmas Lights on light poles. (End of November)
  • DRIVE & SORT: Christmas Gifts for Teens & Young Adults

DECEMBER

  • DRIVE & SORT: Christmas Gifts for Teens & Young Adults
  • DRIVE & SORT: Christmas Gifts for Children
  • DRIVE & SORT: Board and Card Games, children & teens
  • DRIVE & SORT: Specific Baby Item

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DRIVE & SORT= a donation drive and SORT the donations into sizes, categories, or gender before drop-off.

DRIVE & ASSEMBLE= a donation drive for items and ASSEMBLE the donations into very specific kits before drop off.

All sizes = 2T- Adult XXL

** Scouts will be asked to please sort and add up total estimated value of in-kind items prior to DROP OFF. 

Thanks again and we look forward to working with you!

“At any given time, there are roughly 2,800 children in foster care throughout Utah. In probably every neighborhood, every school, there will be a child who has experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment.”

— Lisa McDonald, Executive Director