Help Donate Items to Fill Shoe Boxes for VBS “Projects With a Purpose”

On August 5, our summer Vacation Bible School “Polar Blast” program participants will pack shoe boxes with health care items for adults and disabled persons via the St. Vincent de Paul Society “Shoebox for Santa” project. The shoe boxes will then be distributed to the poorest regions of West Virginia.

We need your help to donate the following items so we can fill as many shoe boxes as possible for those in need. Please ensure that all items can fit into a shoe box. Below are the most needed items.

  • Disposable razors
  • Calendars
  • Shaving cream
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Wash clothes
  • Purse size tissues
  • Combs/hairbrushes
  • Q-tips/cotton balls
  • Band-Aids
  • Gloves (one size fits all)
  • Hats (one size fits all)
  • Notepads/pens/pencils


  • Envelopes/stamps
  • Chapstick/vaseline
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Socks/knee highs
  • Hand lotion/sanitizer
  • Nail clippers/tweezers
  • Note/greeting cards
  • Playing cards

If you cannot make the full day of VBS (from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 5), we encourage the entire congregation to come help at GSLC from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., during which we will complete three “Projects with a Purpose.”

  • Cleaning GSLC preschool toys (Local – GSLC)
  • Filling Shoeboxes for Santa (National – St. Vincent de Paul)
  • Making fleece tie blankets (International – Lutheran World Relief)