Have You Pledged?

Santa ShoeboxThe Santa Shoebox Project opened for pledges on Sunday. This years target is a steep 100 000 boxes and just two days in, there are already over 26 000 pledges.

I made my pledges yesterday but this year, I decided to challenge myself. In previous years, I have always pledged boxes to children of the same gender and age as my own child(ren). So I’ve always done boxes for girls between the ages of 1 – 3 years old.

But I was really saddened to read last year, after I’d finished my pledges, that the children selected last are always teen boys, so this year, I decided to pledge two boxes, one from each of my children, to boys, both of my pledges are age 17.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to include in their boxes, I mean, I don’t know any teenage boys ages 17 & I don’t think teenage boys of 17 want toys either, so this really is a challenge for me. So far I’ve come up with cologne,  caps, watches, sunglasses, perhaps some fashion jewellery, like a necklace, wallets. But none of these seem very original, so any suggestions would be appreciated??

Have you pledged your Santa Shoebox? If not, I’d really like to challenge each of you, to packing one box for a child in need this year.

You can also follow Santa Shoebox Project on Twitter: @SantaShoebox 

And find them on Face Book: www.facebook.com/SantaShoebox


September 3, 2013
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  • Reply Mom23

    Ahh, I did a teenage boy last year and got him all the unoriginal things lol. Was incredibly hard to find things as I have my own teenage boy but when I asked him what he would like, he said cash 🙂
    My box included shorts/tee shirt/watch/cap/sunnies/ deo and roll-on/deck of cards/necklace/speed & sound magazine and odds and ends. This year Im being kinder to myself by going with a teenage girl- cant wait!

    September 3, 2013 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Tertia

    I have pledged 3 this year… 2 boys (4&7) and a girl (6)… I love doing it last year!! It’s so rewarding!!

    September 3, 2013 at 11:24 am
  • Reply melissa

    I pledged 2 on Sunday, one for each of my boys. Since I don’t get to buy girlie stuff I chose 2 girls aged 2 & 4, exciting project!

    September 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply Coco

    Hi – a bok or soccer shirt or any other funky T Shirt. Wallet – some boxer shorts – a sweat shirt with hoodie FHM magazine or maybe not … yikes a bit of a challenge!

    September 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Shelly

    What about a razor, shaving gel? Chocolate! A torch with batteries. Pens.

    September 3, 2013 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Shelly

    Tennis balls, a beanie, a mug… You have got me thinking! 🙂

    September 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm
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