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How do you send a Samaritan's Purse shoebox?

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To send a Samaritan's Purse shoebox, get a shoebox, and pack it with items for a boy or girl. Obtain a tracking label at the charity's website, and drop the box at the nearest drop-off location. Visit the What's in My Shoebox page at the Samaritan's Purse website for suggestions of what to send.

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Samaritan's Purse recommends selecting a shoebox of average size made of either cardboard or plastic. It's okay to wrap the shoebox, but the lid and box should be wrapped separately. Each shoebox you donate should contain items for either a boy or a girl within a certain age range. Generally, your shoebox should include one or more toys for a child. Typical toy items include balls, jump ropes, and fun toys that make noises or light up.

Select school supplies to include such as pens, paper, pencils and pencil sharpeners, and calculators that operate on solar power. Crayons and coloring books are also appreciated. Hygiene items that are non-liquid are needed as well, including soap bars, washcloths, hair combs and toothbrushes. A few accessory items, such as socks, sunglasses, hats and t-shirts, can go in the box. You have the option of including a personal note in your box that reveals some details about you or your family.

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