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Duration

1 - 2 hrs

Directions

Find the best route

How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th

Help Required

Adult

Description

Make an easy, no-sew blanket! 

What's Needed To Complete

1. Shoe box sized clear plastic container with lid (or multiple if making more than one) 2. Small toys, games, stuffed animals, art supplies, books, stickers, etc. for a selected age group (i.e., boy, age 4-8) 3. Stickers to decorate your box 4. A printer, peel-and-stick labels and card stock

Special Requirements

None

How It Makes A Difference

Your Jared Box will entertain and lift the spirits of a child in the hospital. It can be difficult and sometimes scary to be in a hospital when you're a kid. Your box filled with well wishes, fun and love will make a child feel special and help them feel better during a difficult time in their lives.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

1. Purchase a clear, plastic shoe box size storage bin at a local craft, department, or dollar store OR online. 2. Select whether you want to make a box for a boy or a girl and the approximate age of the child. 3. Go to a local craft, department and/or dollar store OR online to select some items for your box. Items can include books, small games, stuffed animals, toys, balls, stickers, arts and crafts and anything else you think might be fun and easy for a child in the hospital to enjoy. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY FOOD OR CANDY. 4. Once your box is full, download the Jared Box labels and standard note card at http://www.thejaredbox.com" target="_blank" rel="noopenerwww.thejaredbox.com. Put the labels on the box and write a card with special well wishes and warm thoughts from you. 5. Check the hospital directory on our website: http://www.thejaredbox.com" target="_blank" rel="noopenerwww.thejaredbox.com to find a local hospital near you that could benefit from your donation (if you don't have one in mind already). If you run into any problems finding a hospital, please email us at mailto:thejaredbox@gmail.com" target="_blank" rel="noopenerthejaredbox@gmail.com and we can help! 6. Contact the hospital and ask if they would like to receive your special box of toys for one (or more) of their patients. Find a time to make the delivery. 7. Drop off your Jared Box and know you helped brighten the day of another child!

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