Some Ideas & Essentials to pack in your shoeboxes
– Buy in bulk to save!!
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For the past 4 years my family, friends and I have fundraised and searched high and low for the best and most items to pack in our shoeboxes! We started at 20 and last year filled 60! We like them overflowing so I am CONSTANTLY looking for the best bulk deals!! This post is to share what I have found, and hey check out the pics from our packing parties 🙂
****(DISCLOSURE: FDD is an affiliate of both Amazon and DollarTree. There is a potential by purchasing through some links in this post that FDD may receive a small percentage of sale which does not effect your purchase price.)
Here is what I found below:
** Don’t forget your WOW item, this should be something the child opens and first sees! Something that makes them hug the item and feel loved! Don’t forget these kids may have never owned their very own! We want to show them the love of Jesus and having something to snuggle and show love to themselves is a great start!! This can be a doll or cuddly soft stuffed animal! Here’s some options from the Dollar Tree or from Amazon 🙂
- -3 ct. Bungee Cords – $1 each set
- -LED flashlight with Carabiner – $1 each
- -Work gloves – $1 each
- – 3 Card Game packs for $1 each
- – 10 ct. Dice Packs for $1 each!!
- – 12 Count Sharpeners for $1!!
- – Lot’s of eraser options!!
- – 3 Pack Chapsticks for $1 each!!
BEST AMAZON DEALS!!
- -72 pencil sharpeners
- –144 ct #2 Pencils
- -600 #2 pencils
- – 24 Backpacks!!
- -72 Packs of Floss
- -100 toothbrushes!!
- – 72 nail clippers
- – 72 Lip Balms
- – 144 Eraser Tops
- – 2000 Safety pins
- – 250 Crayons
- -250 bouncy balls
- – 100 Sewing kits
- -50 pack of Microfiber Washcloths
- -20 pack of drawstring backpacks
- -10 pack of Finger puppets
- -6 pack of Soccer balls & pumps
- -10 pack of jump ropes
- -72 ct. of Combs!
- OR even better 240 ct 5″ combs
- – 100 die cast cars assortment
- -3 Soccer pumps with metal tips
- -1000 piece lego pack
- -Pack of 1200 pom poms (great for tic tac toe)
- – Pony beads (great for bracelets)
- -24 ct. Neon Sunglasses
- -Girls headbands
- -25ct. 8″ Beach balls!!
- -12 Aprons
- -24 pack of Watercolor paints
- -144 pack of paintbrushes!
- -300 pipe cleaners & 100 wiggly eyes
- 18-Pack LED Flashlight Set w/ Batteries Inc
- 12 Pk Metallic jacks
- -150 Ct dice
- -Yahtzee Score Pads
- -Fidget spinners
- -24 Stress Balls
- -Capes & Masks
- -Large Fluffy Teddys
- -Dino Egg Puzzles
- -Bulk Dinosaur Toys
- -50 Pairs of socks
*** ALWAYS Be aware that prices are fluctuating on Amazon – the prices are the current prices are as of 8/21/17 but are subject to change at anytime without warning. Check the price before purchasing 🙂 ***
—> Challenge you and your family this year, can you double the boxes you make?
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