In keeping with our PFRW President’s theme, “Our Children, Our Future,” Jared Boxes will be collected on October 19th, 2013 at the Fall Conference.
Individuals may bring or box, or perhaps a group or council would like to put a box together.
A Jared Box is a shoebox size plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, cards, and games. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are delivered to hospitals and are given to chronically ill children. The Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments.
The Jared Box Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
The Jared Box project was started in 2001 by the children at Our Lady of Victory School in State College, PA to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy who battled cancer with courage and faith that continues to inspire us all.
For directions on putting together a Jared Box to go http://www.thejaredbox.com/makeAJaredBox.html Boxes will be donated to the Children’s Weis Hospital in Danville, PA.
More information about Jared Boxes can be found at http://www.thejaredbox.com
More information about the Fall Conference can be found at http://ncpfrwconf.wordpress.com/