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Here on the Long Beach Peninsula, December is the month for Shoeboxes of Joy.  From the Shoeboxes Facebook page (where one can make a donation via a Fundrazr button), here is their mission:

Our goal is to be able to provide a “Shoebox of Joy” to the low income elderly and/or disabled, who may not have family or friends close by. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to work together and provide a “special gift to those in need”. A “Shoebox of Joy” may be the only gift they receive during the Holiday Season.

You, your business or organization, employees, friends and family, etc., may create one or more “Shoeboxes of Joy” filled with new personal items, holiday crafts and ornaments.  If you prefer, you could provide 1 item to be included in a “Shoebox of Joy”. (Individual items need to be dropped off by December 10th.) Checks may be made payable to Ocean Park Lutheran Church with Shoeboxes of Joy written in the memo.

Please drop off your “Shoebox of Joy” by December 23rd at
CCAP: 152 1st Ave. N., Ilwaco, WA 
Ocean Park Lutheran Church 240th & Ust, Ocean Park, WA or
Donation boxes located in local churches, stores and business.

Suggested items would be: Soap, small size shampoos, lotions, (no hotel samples, please), shaving cream, razors, tooth paste, tooth brush, socks, puzzles, crossword puzzles, cookies, sugarless candy, a small ornament/decorative items, AA batteries, small flashlight, music/movie CD’s, cat food, dog food…….

Please gift-wrap your box, include a gift tag indicating if contents are for a man or a woman.
The more boxes that we receive the more elderly and disabled we can provide with a Joyous Holiday Season. Boxes will be delivered by CCAP, and The Breakfast Bunch (a men’s group associated with OP Lutheran Church). Donations accepted until December 23rd at Ocean Park Lutheran Church.
Thank you,
The Breakfast Bunch, CCAP, and volunteers

The Long Beach Depot

The Long Beach Depot

The group has a donation station at the Long Beach Depot building (one of the old depots for the Clamshell Railway).

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On one of our last days of work before our staycation (which is going very well, thanks!), I went into the donation station at the Depot (102 #rd Street NW) located in one of “our” Long Beach parks, Coulter Park just north of Dennis Company.

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Indoors is the pile of shoeboxes so carefully wrapped by volunteers.  I would be terrible at this as my present wrapping is notoriously sloppy!

an admirable wrapping job

an admirable wrapping job

On the big tables in the center of the room, cardboard boxes hold all sorts of supplies that the volunteers have purchased over the past year.

A volunteer looks over the boxes.

A volunteer looks over the boxes.

I made a cash donation which will help toward the cost of the items.  Some folks prefer to create a shoebox themselves and bring it in all wrapped and ready.  I did that one year and was stumped for the best items to put in, so here are some ideas:

small bottles of shampoo and lotions

small bottles of shampoo and lotions

pens, small packs of Q tips or tissues

pens, small packs of Q tips or tissues

some nice hand towels and washcloths

some nice hand towels and washcloths

nice warm socks

nice warm socks

colourful fluffy socks!

colourful fluffy socks!

hats, scarves, and gloves

hats, scarves, and gloves

batteries.  I think these were to go with some little flashlights.

batteries. I think these were to go with some little flashlights.

Other suggestions:

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some completed boxes brought in by a local business

some completed boxes brought in by a local business

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Last year the Peninsula Shoeboxes of Joy folks delivered 657 boxes to the disabled and elderly in our community.  Their efforts may have been a little slowed down by the snow and ice we experienced in the last few days, so if you feel moved to donate, we know it will be much appreciated.

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