As I spend time sorting and sifting through the applications for the Jaycee Toybox and Christmas for the Elderly projects, I find myself counting my own blessings of security, health, and family this holiday season. There are so many with needs greater than my own and it is humbling to see the stories, situations, and challenges that others face. I will continue to share these stories with you, so you too can hear first hand, those you are reaching out to with your generosity. In efforts to streamline our needs and fill the request of those who benefit from the projects, please review the list below for ideas on how you can help and get involved in making a difference.
Needs for Toybox:
Toys for Toddlers ages 1-2
Blocks, Musical, Light-up toys, ELMO, Toddler safe baby dolls, Learning Toys
Barbies, Action Figures, Learning Toys, Books, Craft Sets, Fisher Price Sets, Sports Equipment, Dolls with Accessories, Remote Control cars, Hotwheels and track sets, Handheld Electronic or TV Plug and Play Games
Children ages 10-12
Music players with CDs and headphones, Legos, Make-up Kits, Purses, Arts and Crafts, Nerf, Jewelry Sets
(Our youngest and oldest age groups are usually the most difficult to meet the needs of since donations are usually low in these areas)
Needs for Christmas for the Elderly:
Pharmacy Gift Cards
Grocery Gift Cards
Bedding and Towels
Gloves / Scarves
Please keep an eye out for specific needs for our families and individuals of the Cape Girardeau Community. Thank you for 38 years of tradition!