First Lenten Program: Birthday Boxes

Colorful balloonsThis week’s project is Birthday Boxes for children at Valley Mission. Please bring a potluck dish to share and birthday party items to add to the boxes. We’d like to give kids at Valley Mission something to celebrate with on their birthdays by supplying them with materials for a small birthday party.

Here are some suggested items you might contribute:

  • Party hats or crowns
  • Streamers
  • Balloons
  • Stickers (to decorate the boxes)
  • “Blow Outs” and noisemakers
  • Table decorations
  • Confetti
  • Plastic bead necklaces
  • Cocktail size birthday napkins
  • Small paper birthday plates
  • Small inexpensive party favors
  • Bubbles

***All items need to be able to fit in a shoebox size plastic box.

Thanks for your help – we look forward to seeing you!

Trinity Episcopal Church in the parish hall
6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12

Thank you to Emmanuel for the information for this post!


  1. Lundy Pentz says:

    Thanks for the information, but it would be helpful to have a little clarification: approximately how many boxes are we hoping to pack (per participant) and is it intended that we provide a selection of the suggested items for as many boxes as we pack ourselves, or instead that we each provide one or a few of the selected items for all the boxes everyone packs? If we are doing the second thing, how can we indicate for the others that we have one or more items covered for the whole group?
    – Lundy

    • Deidre Jones says:

      Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner Lundy. I guess you got it all worked out!