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Project Elf


Help provide Christmas-morning gifts for children and teens at the Christmas Box Houses.

Each holiday season, The Christmas Box International helps to fill Santa’s sleigh for children, teens and young adults in our community who have been abused, neglected, or faced homelessness, and often don’t have anyone else to share Christmas with.

Thanks to the generous community support received through Project Elf in 2019, we were able to serve approximately 1,700 children and youth in need during the holidays! Unfortunately, this was a substantial drop from previous years, even though the individual needs did not drop.

This year, we need YOUR help to to provide more children a
Merry Christmas Morning.

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.

Donated Gifts typically range from $10 – $50. Gifts for specific children are selected by staff from incoming in-kind donations as children come into the shelter throughout December.  Teens will even be able to “shop” for their own gifts from incoming donations.

Project Elf also serves young adults transitioning from foster care or homelessness through projects such as the Salt Lake County Youth Services Milestone Transition Houses.  You can help provide these young adults (who are trying to set up their first home outside of the system) new clothing, basic household items, move-out kit necessities, and even food, to help them make the transition to adulthood and self reliance.

How Can You Help with Project Elf Today?

We always appreciate the helpful monetary donations we receive.

Your tax deductible contributions can serve our most vulnerable populations during the holidays, and throughout the year.

Click Here to Donate Today

Here are some additional opportunities for you to provide in-kind donations in your area.

Stay Tuned: 

We will be anouncing the in-kind donation information soon.

Thank you for your anticipated generous support, because every child deserves a Merry Christmas morning! 

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