Providing Christmas morning for children and young adults in need.

Project Elf

Thank you to everyone who has helped us make this holiday season magical for kids at Christmas Box Shelters and throughout Utah!

HOLIDAY REMINDERS

  • We will NOT be accepting donations December 23-25th
  • Christmas Box International will be closed Saturday, December 23rd until Wednesday, January 3rd
  • Normal donation times will resume in January

*Wasatch Front ONLY*
Monday, December 18th - Friday, December 22nd, 9am -5pm
Please drop off donations at the Christmas Box Donation Center
4714 South Commerce Rd
Murray, UT 84107

 

HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERS
We are fortunate that all our volunteer opportunities are full for December. If you want to get involved this holiday season, please consider a fundraiser or donation drive- for more information, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Please contact Kristin: [email protected] in January to learn about our 2024 volunteer opportunities.

GREATEST NEED

WALMART GIFT CARDS

We are asking donors for $25 Walmart gift cards. We provide these to families with children in the system to purchase gifts their children want and need.  Each family being served receives (2) $25 gift cards per child/teen. This part of our Project Elf Program empowers parents to provide a positive holiday experience for their children. 

How Can You Help with Project Elf Today?

*GREATEST NEED*

We are asking donors for $25 gift cards to Walmart. We provide these to the families with children in the system to purchase gifts their children want and need. Each family being served will be able to receive (2) $25 gift cards per child/teen. We want to empower parents to provide a positive holiday experience for their children.

 

We also ask for miscellaneous gift cards to use for teen Christmas presents. As part of their Christmas presents, each teen staying at a Christmas Box House receives (2) $25 gift cards. List of gift cards can be found on our Christmas Wish List (link below).

 

WE WILL BE DOING 2 WAVES OF WALMART GIFT CARD DONATIONS
Drop off Date 1: Thursday, November 9th
Drop off Date 2: Thursday, December 7th

 

*You can drop off cards after these dates. We urge you to get them to us early, remember these are getting sent to families- they need time to get gifts. *

Purchase gifts from our Christmas Wish Lists and deliver them to a Christmas Box House, or check out our Amazon Christmas Wish List and have Amazon deliver them for you.

 

Donated gifts typically range from $10 – $100. Out of respect for the children we serve and health precautions, we only accept NEW, unwrapped items.

 

Why unwrapped? Gifts for specific children are selected by staff as children and teens come into the shelter throughout December so that even if they move on before Christmas Day, the gifts are given to the new placement to wrap and give to the child/teen on Christmas. Kids are very observant and if they are in a placement and receive gifts wrapped in different paper it can make them feel isolated. For the kids at the shelters Santa wraps all the presents in a special way for staff to give them to the correct kiddo.

 

HOLIDAY DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW

ESPECIALLY WALMART GIFT CARDS!

WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING DONATIONS DECEMBER 23RD, 24TH, OR 25TH

Make a monetary donation to help fill in the gaps

If you prefer that we do the shopping for you, you may make a monetary donation to help the children during the holiday season and throughout the year.


Click here to make a donation today!

Organize a Project Elf Donation Drive

Organizing a Project Elf Donation Drive lets you involve others who might not be aware of the needs of the children met by Project Elf. Many families, businesses, and groups enjoy joining together and inviting others to give.

 

Donation drives are also an excellent way for youth to gain a greater appreciation for their blessings by sharing them with others who are less fortunate. Thank you for your generous support in ensuring every child has a Merry Christmas morning.

 

There are numerous ways to conduct a successful Project Elf Donation Drive:

  • Using a giving tree with Project Elf ornaments listing Gifts Cards, and gifts from the Christmas Wish List
  • Passing out fliers to your neighborhood and then having a donation pickup day
  • Have a “Bring a Gift to Work Day”
  • Create an Amazon Wish List and ship items directly to The Christmas Box House

Be mindful of the deadlines

  • November 9th & December 7th for Walmart gift cards
  • Week of December 18-22, Wasatch Front donations need to be taken to the DONATION CENTER
  • Northern Utah donations should still be taken to the Ogden Christmas Box House
  • Not accepting donations on December 23rd, 24th or 25th
  • Monetary donations are welcome at any time!

Downloads: To help you get out the word, we have included some artwork you may download, which can be found HERE

Thank you, HAVE FUN, and let us know if you have questions!

Drop-off Locations

Please deliver your new items to one of these locations:

Week of December 18 – December 22 (Wasatch Front ONLY), 9 am – 5pm
Donations should be brought directly to the Christmas Box Donation Center
4714 S Commerce Rd, Murray UT 84107 (Located next to Epic Gymnastics)

Ogden Christmas Box House:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
950 East 12th Street, Ogden, UT (south entrance facing 12th street)

Week of December 18- 22, Items will still be taken to the Ogden Christmas Box House

We will NOT be accepting donations on December 23rd, 24th, & 25th.

Project Elf Wish Lists

Providing Christmas morning gifts for children and young adults in need.

* We happily accept new items not found on the following lists.
These lists are our greatest needs this holiday season and for the upcoming year.*

NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS: December 23rd, 24th or 25th

 

Gift Cards *GREATEST NEED*

  • Walmart, Target, Amazon, Costco
  • TJMAXX
  • Old Navy, PINK, Famous Footwear
  • McDonalds, Little Caesars’, TacoBell, Chick-fil-A, Jimmy Johns
  • Fiiz, Swig, Starbucks
  • Cinemark, Megaplex, Nicklecade
  • Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree

Therapeutic

  • Sensory Headphones (noise canceling for kids with autism)
  • Sensory Oral Chew Toys (kids with autism)
  • Weighted Blankets

Children / Teens

  • Ulta Makeup Palette
  • Ulta Makeup Brush Set
  • Fake Lashes
  • Silk Bonnets/ Durags
  • Popular Brand Hoodie (Nike, UnderArmour, Adidas- kid and adult sizes)
  • Popular Brand Joggers (kid and adult sizes)
  • Portable Speakers
  • Over-Ear Headphones/Earbuds
  • Nice Reusable Plastic Water Bottles (NO metal/glass. Dishwasher safe)

Classroom & Craft Needs

  • 3D Printer Normal PLA Filament (1.75mm)
  • Graphic Novels/Manga
    Lanyard
  • String/Boondoggle Kit
  • Origami Books

Shelter Needs

  • Vacuums
  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Duffle Bags
  • Switch & Games (Downloads preferred, Rated E)
  • Cordless Alarm Clocks
  • Portable Blu Ray/DVD Players (Used for kids sick that need to stay in bed)
  • MP3 Players (Used for kids/teens to listen to music)
  • Lock Boxes

Make shopping easier and check out our Amazon Wishlist.

Organize a Project Elf Donation Drive

Organizing a Project Elf Donation Drive lets you involve others who might not be aware of the needs of the children being met by Project Elf. Many families, businesses, and groups enjoy the camaraderie of joining together to give, and to invite others to give.

Donation drives are also a great way for youth to gain a greater appreciation for the blessings they have by sharing them with others who are less fortunate.

There are numerous ways to conduct a successful Project Elf Donation Drive:

  • Using a giving tree with Project Elf ornaments listing gifts from the Christmas Wish Lists (and of course gift cards);
  • Passing out fliers to your neighborhood and then having a donation Pickup day;
  • Have a “Bring a Gift to Work Day”;
  • Host a Facebook fundraiser;
  • Simple word of mouth; and so on…

The possibilities are as broad as your imagination. The key to a successful Project Elf Donation Drive is simply to ask.

Accepting donations now. NOT accepting donations December 23rd, 24th, or 25th

Be sure to check out our WISH LISTS for ideas!

Downloads: In order to help you get out the word, we have included some artwork which you may download at the links below.

Project Elf Ornaments-Tags
Project Elf Ribbon Graphic
Project Elf Sign Utah