Thursday, December 12, 2013

Every year at Dakota House we have a Christmas party. The kids go to the home of Brad and Jamie Barker (the director and her husband) where they sing Christmas carols to the passersby on Huntington Blvd, have pizza, homemade cookies and wassail, and just enjoy being together. Then we give the children gifts, and it is great fun to watch. 

Since some of these children will not receive anything else for Christmas, we try to make it as special as possible. We would like for each child to be handed a small gift and a shoebox. This is where we need your help.

For the kids' individual gifts, Target gift cards work best. We know the kids, and we can buy them something we know they will like. 

Please see the shoebox information below for instructions on how you can give a gift to a child who will hold in his or her hands a gift of love prepared by you and your family. 

Call DH at 559-230-1622 to set up a delivery time. 


Christmas Shoebox Project

Fill a shoebox with treasures and bring joy
to a needy child this Christmas.
Suggested Items:
{Your own ideas are welcome, too!}
No toy guns, knives, or candy that will melt. Food items must be individually wrapped.
gloves/mittens caps/stocking hats scarves underwear/ t-shirts/ socks flashlights/batteries small camera/film gift certificatesgum/hard candy/suckers nuts/sunflower seeds pencils/pencil case/small notepads/ rulers/ erasers
calculatorsbooks/coloring bookspens/markers/colored pencils/crayonsstickershair accessoriesshampoo/lotion/bath soapperfumebracelets/rings/ earrings/necklaceswrist watchsmall jewelry boxballs/jacks/marblesstuffed animalscomputer gamesplay doughslippers

Please wrap the lid and box separately and mark:

Boy • Girl


3-5 • 7-9 •10-12