Help the 3rd grade make welcome boxes for Embrace Oregon
On March 19, the 3rd grade class will be making welcome boxes to donate to Embrace Oregon. Embrace Oregon is a local non-profit that works with DHS to support vulnerable children and families. One of the things they do is collect welcome boxes to give to children in the offices while they may be waiting for a foster care placement. If you are interested in learning more about Embrace Oregon and what they do, please visit their website.

The 3rd grade will be collecting donation items for the boxes, and wish to extend this to the greater Cedarwood community. All items need to be new (no used items, please).

They will be making boxes for boys and girls ages 5-9.

The boxes will each be filled with:
  • something to color/write on like a book, journal, notebook, or activity book
  • something to color with like crayons, pens, pencils, or markers
  • a toothbrush, toothpaste
  • a flashlight with batteries, a nightlight

Each box will also get at least 7 'extras':

  • toys
  • games
  • puzzles
  • books
  • water bottles
  • socks
  • dolls
  • small stuffy
  • stickers
  • crafts

All these items need to fit into the box together, so they cannot be too large.

Embrace Oregon asks that we not use any used items in filling our boxes. And that there is nothing sharp in the boxes – so no needle felting craft projects.

Please contact class parent Glory DeWitt or class teacher Claire Harrison if you have connections to large amounts of any of these items for donation. Otherwise, we will have a collection box outside of the 3rd grade classroom for any single items you may wish to donate. Thank you for your help in this great effort from the 3rd Grade students and families!