The 2012 Magi Project
The Magi Project is an effort of
Churches of Christ to provide the good news of Christ's
birth and life.
Coordinated by Healing Hands International, hundreds
of congregations and thousands of individual Christians
share their compassion for needy children by sending them
simple shoe boxes packed with love.
These little boxes mean so much to a child trapped
in poverty or facing the effects of war and disaster.
Like the Magi of old, you'll bring a simple Christmas
gift box to one that Jesus called, "the least of these."
Packing Your Box
Use a medium-sized empty shoebox or small shoebox-sized
Separately wrap the lid and bottom of the box with
Christmas wrapping paper; if you are using a plastic
shoebox, line the bottom with colorful tissue paper or
Choose to pack
your gift for a Girl or Boy. Then
select the age
category for your child and
Make a label or use
the labels available at church.
The label should specify if the gift is for a boy or
a girl and one of the following age ranges:
2-4, 5-7, 8-10 or 11 +.
Attach the label to the small end of the box.
Pack your box with age and gender
appropriate gifts worth $20-$25.
for shipping costs just under the box lid so it’s clearly
visible when opened.
Rubber band the lid to the box and
bring your box to church by September 30, 2012
Suggested Gift Items
toys, stuffed animals, balls, cars, dolls, yoyo's,
harmonicas, slinkies, etc. (Please keep age appropriateness
and safety in mind).
notebooks, paper, coloring books, calculators, rulers,
gluesticks, crayons, pens, pencils, sharpeners, etc. For
older children you might want to include a flashlight with
Bible picture books, Christmas story books, etc.
NOTE: Most recipients do not read or speak English.
Health/Hygiene Items: Soap, combs, brushes, dental products,
bandaids, washcloths, barrettes, travel size lotion or
shampoos packed in plastic zipped bags. Clothes: Due to size
limitations, clothing gifts should consist of small
t-shirts, underwear, a pair of socks or a baseball cap.
Only individually wrapped hard candy is acceptable;
PLEASE PACK IT IN A PLASTIC ZIPPED BAG.
include toy guns, knives or war-related items, chocolate or
perishable items, used items, medicines of any kind,
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