Project Elf in Salt Lake County

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Thank you to ALL our amazing donors who supported us this holiday season!
We will NOT be accepting donations November 25 & 26 OR December 24 & 25 

Please deliver gift cards to The Salt Lake Christmas Box House by Wednesday, December 2nd (or sooner).

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation to enable us to purchase these needed gift cards for you, please DONATE HERE TODAY.

Please deliver your new UNWRAPPED GIFTS to The Salt Lake Christmas Box House by Friday, December 18th (or sooner).

Christmas gifts for specific children/teens will be selected by staff from incoming donations as children come into The Christmas Box House throughout December, and for Christmas Morning.  Gifts will be shared with our community partners who are also helping to provide every child a Merry Christmas Morning.

Please help serve the young adults living at the Milestone Transition Houses by contacting Mina at for more information. 

Items needed for these youth, who are transitioning out of foster care or homelessness and into adulthood, include specific gifts for Christmas morning, new clothing, household items, move-out necessities kits, and food.  (Typical gifts range from $20-$50). 

Organize a Project Elf Donation Drive.

Rally your friends, family, and co-workers to join together and do a Project Elf Donation Drive! In order to help you get out the word, we have included some printable artwork which you may download.

Project Elf Ornaments-Tags.

 Project Elf Sign Utah. 


Christmas Wish List

These are the gifts which are currently popular with the children and teens at the Christmas Box Houses:


  • Eeboo Games
  • The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game, Age 3+
  • Froggy Boogie, OranguTwang, Age 4+
  • My First Bananagrams, Gobblet, Age 5+• Orbitz, Age 6+
  • Spot-It, Cover Your Assets Age 7+
  • Kanoodle, Age 7+
  • Suspend, Hocus Pocus, Gravity Maze, Not Parent Approved (card game) Age 8+
  • Clue Harry Potter, Age 9+
  • Marvel Villainous, Hearing Things, Age 12+
  • Codenames, Age 14+


  • Impresa – Stress Balls/Monkey Noodle Stretchy String
  • Crazy Aaron’s Magnetic Thinking Putty
  • Rubik Cube
  • Lava, Jellyfish, Plasma or Himalayan Salt Lamp
  • Zen Garden
  • Lego Sets


  • Super Soft Fuzzy Throw
  • Ulta Makeup Palette or Makeup Brush Set
  • Victoria’s Secret Perfume Set
  • Bath & Body Works Gift Set
  • Scrunchies, Pura Vida Bracelets
  • Popular Brand Hoodie
  • Vans Shoes, Stance Socks
  • Slides: Nike, Adidas
  • Portable Speakers: JBL, Sony, Beats, OontZ
  • Over-Ear Headphones, Earbuds
  • New Release Movie, rated G/PG
  • Adult Coloring Book/Gel Pens
  • Portable Power Bank
  • Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask, Tal, Contigo
  • Lego Sets
  • $25 Gift Cards: Megaplex, Famous Footwear, Ross, PINK/Victoria’s Secret, Walmart, Zumiez, ITunes, Misc. Food (McDonalds, TacoBell, Chick-fil-a)


  • Popular Movie Toys: The Mandalorian, Frozen 2, Ghostbusters, Minions etc.
  • Disney Toys
  • Stuffed Animals: Jellycat, Gund, Melissa & Doug, Manhattan Toy, Beanie Boos• Interactive Pets & Toys: Little Live, FurReal, Wowee
  • Baby Dolls: Melissa & Doug
  • Dolls: Candylocks, Skyrocket Blume, LOL Surprise, Kindi Kids, CurliGirls
  • Barbie: Playsets, Vehicles
  • Hatchimals Playset
  • Lucky Fortune Bracelets
  • Lego & Duplo Sets
  • Playmobil Sets
  • Magformers & Picasso Tile Sets
  • Superhero Action Figures: Marvel, DC
  • Star Wars Toys
  • Treasure X: Aliens Slime Dissection, Sunken Treasure
  • Fisher Price & Imaginext Sets
  • Little Tikes Playsets
  • Leap Frog & VTech Educational Toys
  • Melissa & Doug Pretend Play Sets: Doctor, Vet, Princess, Police etc.
  • Hatching Toothless Dragon
  • Wreak Royale’s & Hot Wheels
  • Remote Control Cars (Include Batteries)
  • Scooter, Sports Balls
  • XBox One & Switch Games (Downloads preferred, Rated E)
  • Blockaroo Magnetic Foam Builder
  • Alex Discover Toys (Jr & Little Hands)


  • Loopdedoo Bracelet Maker
  • Klutz Arts & Craft Kit
  • Craft-Tastic, Cool Maker or Creativity for Kids Kit
  • Crayola Paper Flower Science Kit
  • Slime Kits
  • Beados Crystals, Blinger Deluxe Set
  • National Geographic Kit

Thank you for your generous help in making sure every child has a Merry Christmas Morning.