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Ridgefielders are Invited to Make Christmas Merry and Bright With Shoebox Gifts for Children and Seniors in Need

Philanthropic Ridgefielders are Invited to Join the Effort to Make Christmas Merry and Bright With Shoebox Gifts for Children and Seniors in Need this Holiday Season

Jesse Lee Church is continuing its 20-year tradition of creating Shoebox Gifts for kids and seniors in need in our community. They are joining forces with the Town of Ridgefield Department of Social Services and The Association of Religious Communities in Danbury (ARC) to create and distribute these gift boxes in time for Christmas.

COVID has made the demand for these Shoebox Gifts greater than ever, so Jesse Lee is welcoming Shoebox Gift Donations from philanthropic Ridgefielders who want to help spread some holiday cheer this season. People who want to participate in this heartwarming tradition can leave their Shoebox Gifts at Jesse Lee Church, 207 Main Street in Ridgefield. The Shoebox Gift Donation Station is through the church’s double doors facing Main Street and people can drop gifts off anytime between now and Sunday, December 6th.

All items must be new (not used). Gift givers can either purchase a pre-decorated shoebox from Michael’s or Christmas Tree Shop or wrap the top and bottom of a shoebox separately. Please fill the shoebox full of approved items. Please don’t include weapons, items of war or easily breakable items such as glass. Gift receipts may be included so that an exchange for size or color may be made. Gift cards may also be included.

You can visit jesseleechurch.com/shoebox to get detailed guidelines for your Shoebox gift and ideas for popular items for kids and seniors. Please use the SignUpGenius link you’ll find on this webpage to register the age and gender your gift was made for so we can make sure that everyone who needs a gift this season gets one. On the same webpage, you’ll also find downloadable labels you can print, fill out and tape to your box so we know who to give your Shoebox gift to.

“We are so happy to continue our Shoebox tradition and to extend this opportunity to make a difference to people in need during the holidays to the whole town of Ridgefield this year,” explained Rob Mayette, the Jesse Lee Church Mission Outreach Committee Chair. “COVID had made the need for these Shoebox Gifts greater than ever and we know that together, Jesse Lee, the Town of Ridgefield Social Services, ARC of Danbury and generous givers throughout Ridgefield, can make a real difference to seniors and kids in need this year. THANK YOU in advance for participating!”

Remember to visit jesseleechurch.com/shoebox for more information and drop your gift off at the Jesse Lee Church Shoebox Donation Station at 207 Main Street on or before December 6th.

Learn more and make a donation here = https://www.jesseleechurch.com/events/shoebox-ministry

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