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The Sanford Backpack Program’s Boxes of Joy campaign is well underway, but it’s not too late to get involved. Each box includes 30 items – one for each day of November – and includes special holiday goodies as well as pantry staples and personal care items. The Boxes will be distributed to local families in December.

You can put together a box yourself, or collaborate with friends, family or coworkers. If you’re not up to putting together an entire box, they also welcome donations of individual items on the list. No time to shop? They welcome cash donations as well, and will do the shopping for you. Every little bit helps to make a happy holiday for a family that might be struggling this year! If you can help out with a donation of one item or an entire box, email sbp@strongersanford.org or call/text Jen at (207) 608-9601.  They will drop off a special gift-wrapped carton to use, and pick it up when it’s filled!

Here is a complete list of the items each box will contain:

  1. Holiday Sugar Cookie Mix
  2. Holiday Canned Frosting
  3. Holiday Cookie Decorating Sprinkles
  4. Hot Chocolate Mix
  5. Bag of Mini Marshmallows
  6. Box of Candy Canes
  7. Box of Pancake Mix
  8. Bottle of Syrup
  9. Box of Muffin Mix
  10. Box of Instant Chocolate Pudding x 2
  11. Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  12. Bag of Gingersnap Cookies
  13. Bag of Holiday Candy
  14. Bag of Chex Mix
  15. Canister of Mixed Nuts
  16. Box of Holiday Crackers
  17. Summer Sausage
  18. Holiday Treat of Your Choosing
  19. Jar of Applesauce
  20. Box of Stove Top Stuffing
  21. Box of Cereal
  22. Can of Baked Beans
  23. Box of Mac & Cheese
  24. Jar of Peanut Butter
  25. Male/Female Deodorant
  26. Package of Toilet Paper
  27. Box of Toothpaste
  28. Bottle of Dish Soap
  29. Bottle Shampoo/Conditioner
  30. Your Choice: Please add what speaks to your Heart

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