Project Elf

Project Elf


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

Thank you to ALL our amazing donors who supported us last holiday season!
We were able to help more than 2,500 children last year have a brighter holiday season!!

Each holiday season, The Christmas Box International helps fill Santa’s sleigh for children, teens, and young adults in our community who have been abused, neglected, or face homelessness. 

Project Elf offers fun and meaningful opportunities for businesses, individuals, families, neighborhoods, schools, scouts, and church groups to brighten the holidays for those in need because every child deserves a Christmas. 


Only Week of December 19 – December 23
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
4714 S Commerce Rd, Murray UT 84107
(entry behind the building- Yellow door)

How Can You Help with Project Elf Today?

Donate Gift Cards

Our greatest need is for $25 Walmart Gift Cards. We provide these to the families with children in the system to purchase gifts their children want and need. We want to empower parents to provide a positive holiday experience for their children. Last year we exceeded our goal of serving 1,000 kids! Our goal this year is to collect at least 3,000 cards to help 1,500 children have a Merry Christmas morning. 

Gift cards also help us buy specific items for the children in The Christmas Box Houses or allow teens to do their own Christmas shopping. Check out our Wish List for more gift card options.

Donate new clothing, toys, and essential needs from the Christmas Wish Lists

Purchase gifts from our Christmas Wish Lists and deliver them to a Christmas Box House (or have them delivered by Amazon). Donated gifts typically range from $10 – $100. We only accept new items because of respect for the kids and health precautions. 

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, their gifts are given to their new homes to wrap and give to them on Christmas.

To see a list of recommended gifts that are popular with children and teens, click here.

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”
  • Host a Facebook fundraiser 
  • Create an Amazon Wish List and ship items directly to The Christmas Box House
  • Word of mouth 

Be mindful of the deadlines
December 5 for Walmart gift cards
Week of December 19-23, donations need to be taken to the DONATION CENTER
Not accepting donations on December 24th & 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 Walmart Gift cards no later than Monday, December 5
We will NOT be accepting donations on December 24th & 25th.

Please deliver your NEW UNWRAPPED GIFTS to one of these locations:

Wasatch Front:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm *
3660 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT (northwest entrance)

*Week of December 19 – December 23  (Wasatch Front ONLY)
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
4714 S Commerce Rd, Murray UT 84107
(entry behind the building- Yellow door)

Weber & Davis County:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
950 East 12th Street, Ogden, UT (south entrance facing 12th street)

Picture of a Christmas ornament
Picture of a child holding a candy cane and sitting on Santa's lap
Picture of a Christmas present