The Adventure Starts Here: It's The Little Things | The Jared Box Project

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It's The Little Things | The Jared Box Project


Can you imagine anything worse than finding out your child is sick?  On top of actually being sick, it also means a lot of doctor's visits and even some stays in the hospital.  The Jared Box Project was created to provide a box full of toys and activities to keep these sick children entertained and distracted.  I thought this idea was genius and super excited to participate.  

I made my first Jared Box last year with my MOMS Club.  I then told my mom, who is a youth group leader at her church, about this great organization.  She and the kids made 20 boxes and donated them to our local hospital.  Since we moved last summer and are in a different MOMS Club chapter, I figured I'd introduce them to this organization as well.   The Service co-ordinator was immediately excited about participating and scheduled an activity on the calendar to decorate and fill the boxes.  


Anyone who wanted to participate was responsible for picking an age range and gender and buying enough toys and activities to fill a shoebox.  Originally we had hoped to meet at a local playground to assemble the boxes, but the weather got in the way and we ended up doing it at a mom's house.  


The kids (all boys) helped out long enough to put some stickers on the boxes and make a card to go along with the goodies.   They then went off to play while we finished up.  We were able to fill two boxes with the things we picked up at Target.  I got a coloring book and crayons, stickers, a Melissa & Doug Water Wow, some little trucks, favor size play-doh, a board book, and a Disney Jr. Bingo game.  I consider myself very lucky to have a healthy child and am honored to be able to help in anyway I can.  I truly hope these boxes will help some little boys who are sick and need cheering up!  

If you are interested in making a Jared Box, go to this website to learn more and check out this list to see if your local hospital participates.  

Make sure to stop by Jess' blog for the link up!  

5 comments:

  1. I love this project! And the local children's hospital which is like 5 minutes from me is included in the list of hospitals included in the program. I'm going to keep this in mind for my MOPS group this Fall.

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  2. WOW!!!! What a great thing you could do for sick kids! That is so awesome!

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  3. I was so excited to read this! Thank you for making Jared Boxes. What a wonderful tribute to the project. I would love to share this on our Jared Box Facebook page. Thank you!

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  4. This is amazing! Thank you for writing this sweet article about your Jared Box Project. I would love to post this to our Facebook page. Thank you.

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  5. Great post dear! Have a wonderful weekend:)

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