A Shoebox Ministry Celebration

Christmas isn't just a season.

It’s an admiration and celebration of God, who sent His son Jesus to earth to bring all who believe in him the gift of salvation. And as Christians, we get to celebrate Christmas everyday!  

Because of generous donors like you, our 2023 shoebox collection last year was incredible! We were able to gift shoeboxes to hundreds of children at all four of our CARHA's campuses, as well as children and students in surrounding neighborhoods and villages.

So this year, CARHA is celebrating Christmas in July in preparation for all God is going to do in the lives of children and families in Haiti through our Shoebox Ministry!

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!" 

2 Corinthians 9:15


We believe that God will not only meet, but exceed the needs of His people in Haiti.
Be a blessing through your giving and service to our shoebox ministry this year!


<---- Click the amazon icon to make a shoebox donation of gifts/supplies via our wishlist that will be sent directly to our Shoebox team coordinators.


Are you a church or school?
Host a Shoebox Packing Party!
It's a wonderful opportunity to bring your congregation/community together in the spirit of giving, ensuring children in need experience the joy and hope of Christmas!
Each shoebox will be packed with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and a note of encouragement, bringing smiles and hope to children who might otherwise go without.

Donate a Shoebox!

A minimum $50 donation will cover the cost to create, fill, and ship a shoebox to a child in need.

Make sure to select 'Shoeboxes' fund in the dropdown menu to complete donation.

What's In A Shoebox?

Here are a few ideas!

small durable toys for boys & girls

Matchbox Cars
Stuffed Toys
Baby Dolls
Jump Ropes
Picture Books
Deflated Soccer Balls + Hand Pump


Underwear for boys and girls
T-Shirts   (cheerful graphics)
Ruffled Socks (girls) &
Plain Socks (boys)
Slip-on Shoes/Flip Flops for Girls & Boys (size appropriate for age)


Pens, Pencils & Sharpeners
Crayons & Markers
Spiral notebooks  
Kindergarten & Primary writing tablets  
Solar Scientific Calculators


Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Bar Soap (unwrapped & placed in a ziplock baggie)
Comb or Brush
Wash Cloths


Hard Candy
Mints & Gum
Peanut Butter
Crackers & Cookies
Granola Bars


French/English Bible
French/English Dictionary
Sewing Kits: yard of fabric, thread, needles, scissors
Fishing Hooks and Line
Tool kits or Small Hand Tools: tape measure, screwdrivers, pliers, work gloves, hammer, tiling trowel
(safety packaging on sharp objects )


Barrettes, Hair Beads & Clips,
 Ribbon for Hair Bows
Ponytail Holders or Small Rubber Bands
Flashlights with Batteries

Meet the Team

Peggy Quick

Board Member
Head of Shoebox Ministry   
(US Only)

Kesha Prystupa

 Shoebox Ministry  
Operations & Logistics (US + Haiti)

Alana McCullough

Shoebox Ministry
Coordinator & Individual Donations

(US + Haiti)

Jenifer  Carmichael

Shoebox Ministry  
Church Partnerships

(US Only)

Contact Us

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