Kids Care Cartons

How to pack a Kids Care Carton

Shoe Box

Use an empty shoe box or a similar-sized plastic container. We suggest that you wrap the box & Lid separately to make the box look attractive AND EASY TO OPEN. If you don’t have an empty shoe box, you can also buy boxes that are already decorated and ready to be filled. Watch store sales for these!

Boy or girl?

Decide if your KIDS CARE CARTON will be for a boy or a girl, and also decide the age category (2-4, 5-9, or 10-14). MAKE or PRINT a label that indicates this. TAPE the label to the top of your wrapped shoe box.

Fill with Gifts

Fill the box with a variety of gifts. If you’re not sure what kinds of things to include, you can use the gift ideas listed below.

Bring your kids care carton to church.

If your whole church is undertaking the project, simply bring your kids care carton to church within the deadline that has been set. (You can pack more than one care carton if you’d like.) If only your family is involved, then either ship your cartons to our street address, or drop them off in person! 


Pray for the child who will receive your gift. We appreciate your involvement in this missions project!

Gift Ideas


Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc. 

School Supplies

Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Hygiene items

Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.


Hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

Do Not Include:

Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or perishable food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans.