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 Wish Lists


A key way we help children at risk is through Wish Lists which our donors help fill by buying the items identified and donating them.  This allows us to have essentials on hand when children come into the system, and to meet their needs during their stay in the system.  Many children coming into emergency shelter have little more than the clothes on their backs. 

The Wish Lists not only meet the emergency needs, but also help us to give the children normal childhood experiences, such as the simple joys of a birthday party, toys of their own, and a stuffed animal to hug.  

Due to the current pandemic health restrictions, we have had to adjust our drop-off process, and therefore ask that you schedule a drop-off appointment with Kristin Jensen at (801) 520-8741 or  kristin@thechristmasbox.org

Please be sure to wear a mask when dropping off Wish List donations so that we can protect the children.  This is a requirement of the government partners we work with at each of the facilities.

In light of the current public health concerns, instead of making an in-kind donation you may wish to consider making a monetary donation which can be used by our dedicated staff to fill the Wish List on your behalf. Click here to donate with a credit or debit card.

Gift Cards

Gift Cards allow our kids to participate in fun activities, like going out to dinner or the movies. These events give our kids childhood experiences they will never forget. Our children also use gift cards for basic needs, classroom materials, emergency items, and projects. Our most popular gift cards are to Amazon, Walmart and Ross.

Wish List Items in Your Area

The items we need to help children differ from area to area. Please click on your region below to see how you can help.

Christmas Wish Lists

Project Elf donations are now being gratefully accepted:

 Salt Lake County: To see the Christmas Wish List and to donate in the Salt Lake County Area, please click here.

Weber/Davis County: To see the Christmas Wish List and to donate in the Weber/Davis County Area, please click here.


NOTE: If we have any specific items in our Christmas Box House Resource Rooms which exceed the foreseeable needs, they are shared with our local community partners or our international partners because we are all working together.  So this remains a great way to donate knowing that your donations will find their way to those in need.