Christmas Shoe Boxes!!!

Christmas is just around the corner and the SoupMobile is carrying on with its great tradition of offering Christmas gifts to thousands of homeless people right here in the Dallas area!

You and your family, but also your church, your school, your business and your favorite organizations are invited to fill a shoe box (or boxes) with inexpensive items that will improve the lives of those who will still be on the streets this winter.

 How? Here are just a few steps as a guide:

Use an empty shoe box (standard size), but you can also use plastic boxes or other types of boxes if you cannot find regular shoe boxes. Please only use boxes that have a separate bottom and lid, and please wrap the lid and the box separately.

Fill the box with a variety of small, inexpensive gifts items that will be of great help to:
    THE NUMBER #1 ITEM most needed for each Christmas Shoe Box is a $5 MacDonald's Gift Card. These Gift Cards allow a homeless person to walk into a MacDonald's with dignity & order a hot meal along with a cup of coffee. Please know that while its NOT mandatory that a Mac Gift Card be put in each box, it is a wonderful Christmas blessing for a homeless person.
  • Stay warm and dry: hat, gloves, scarf, tube socks, hand warmers, plastic poncho, small umbrella...
  • Maintain personal hygiene: small hand sanitizer, toothbrush + toothpaste, disposable razors, travel size kleenex tissues, lip balm...
  • Make life on the streets a little easier: pen, pencil, small notebook, flashlight, small radio (with batteries), granola bars, hard candy or gum, paperback book, or a small Bible...
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  • Please also consider enclosing inside the box a Christmas card or a short personal note (signed with your first name only)...
Use a ribbon to wrap around the entire box to secure the lid to the box.

Most boxes with be generic and will have items that can be used by a Male or Female. However if you choose to make up a box specifically for a Female, please use a black marker and put a big F on the lid of the box so we can set it aside for homeless women. Deliver the boxes to the SoupMobile:
3017 Commerce St. Dallas, Texas 75226 (Deep Ellum)
Any Weekday (Monday to Friday) between 7:00am and 11:00am
From November 1, 2017 until Friday December 15, 2017

Our goal is to collect  
5
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  Christmas Shoe Boxes,
so please join the SoupMan and his great SoupTeam as we strive to make it
a special Christmas for thousands of Homeless people in the Dallas area!!!

Questions can be directed to the SoupMan at david@soupmobile.org or at (214) 655-6396.