MAKING A JARED BOX
The Jared Box Project is a great service project for groups of all ages. The project is easy to organize, inexpensive and can benefit children in the hospital in YOUR community. Groups such as schools, churches, scouts, service organizations, businesses and civic groups make Jared Boxes.
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Get a shoebox size plastic storage box.
Decide if the box you are making is for a boy or a girl and select an age group.
Select items for your box, such as crayons, card games, puzzles, or stickers. Refer to our Suggested Toy List for more ideas. Place toys in the box.
Print the Box Label (top) - Logo. This template can be printed on Avery Labels 15264, or any standard white shipping labels, six per sheet, 3 1/3" x 4" label size. Place the Jared Box label on the lid of the box.
Print Box Label (side) - Boy/Girl. This template can be printed on Avery Labels 18163, or any standard white shipping labels, ten labels per page, 2" x 4" label size. Place the Boy/Girl label on the end of the box. Check the appropriate gender and age.
For age groups older than toddler, print Activity Sheet. Fold the sheet in half and add it to your box.
Decorate your box. You can line the box with colorful tissue paper and use stickers to decorate the outside of the box.
Deliver your boxes to your local hospital. Use our Hospital Directory to locate a hospital or deliver the boxes to your local hospital. We are always looking to add new hospitals. If you would like to deliver your boxes to a new hospital not on our list, you may contact that hospital directly. The Child Life or Volunteer Services Departments usually handle donations.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many boxes you made and to what hospital you are delivering them. We would love to receive stories about your project, suggestions, and pictures too.
MORE WAYS TO HELP
Make a donation online with your credit card. The Jared Box Project is managed, promoted, and sustained by volunteers. It is a registered, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible.
Make a monetary donation by mail. Make checks payable to The Jared Box Project and mail to:
The Jared Box Project
129 Fenwick Drive
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Organize a fundraiser. Local businesses are often willing to donate supplies for your Jared Boxes. You may use this sample “Request for Donation” letter to contact businesses in your area.