Shoebox Ministry

a CARHA Christmas Event!

Since 2011, our Christmas Shoebox ministry has been blessed by hundreds of CARHA supporters, sponsors and friends who fill our gift boxes with school supplies, clothing, small gifts and more!  

     Because of generous donors like you, our ministry grows every year!
 We've been 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. 

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 

1 Peter 4:10

An Impactful Gift!

Many who receive a CARHA Shoebox have never received a Christmas or birthday gift.
CARHA's children and students, ages 3 to 18, look forward to these gifts each year!

Build a CARHA Shoebox In just FIVE easy steps!

Step One

Select the gender and age range for the child/children you'd would like to pack a shoebox for:
3-5 Years
6-8 Years
9-11 Years
12-16 Years
17-18 Years
3-5 Years
6-8 Years
9-11 Years
12-16 Years
17-18 Years

Step Two

Purchase and pack a sturdy plastic shoe container. The plastic shoe container is an extra blessing to the child's family.

Step Three

Fill your box with sturdy, age appropriate toys, snacks/treats, school supplies, hygiene items, & more. 

Check out our full list of gift ideas below!

Step Four

Secure your box with duct tape and label it clearly with child's gender and age.  

Step Five

Deliver your shoebox with $9 for shipping fee by October 2024!

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

Is your Shoebox packed?

Choose Your Shipping Method

By Mail

Drop Off

1858 SW Angelico LN
Port St Lucie FL 34984 
Independence, KS
Pearl, MS
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Port St Lucie, FL
Ft Pierce, FL

Don't have time to build a shoebox? Pa gen pwoblèm! (No problem!)
Make a Shoebox donation below and a CARHA staff member will build a shoebox for you!

Donate a Shoebox!

(Please note: $9 of your gift will be used to ship your shoebox)

Meet our Shoebox Team.

Peggy Quick

Board Member + Shoebox Coordinator (US Only)

Kesha Prystupa

Shoebox Collection Coordinator (US + Haiti)

Alana McCullough 

Shoebox Collection
Coordinator (US + Haiti)

Contact Us

Want to learn more about our Shoebox ministry? We'd love to hear from you. Fill out the form below to get started.