WELCOME BOXES - IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EMBRACE OREGON

Welcome Boxes provide vulnerable children in a time of crisis with age appropriate, delightful things to occupy them during the vulnerable time of waiting at the DHS office. These boxes are given to children in the Tri-county area who are awaiting foster home placement, struggling with the disappointment of a birth parent not showing up, or during a transfer from one foster home to another. Welcome boxes are a tangible act of love and we would love your help in providing them.


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1


DECIDE

Decide which age range and gender you want to make a box for.

2


SELECT

Select a photo box for your Welcome Box (please no shoe boxes). Photo boxes can be found at stores like Fred Meyer, Joann Fabrics and Michael’s.

3


FILL

Fill the box with essential items and at least 7 extra items.


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4


TAPE

Tape a handwritten note that speaks value and love over the child who will receive the box, such as "You are loved," "You are important," Made for you with love," or "You matter."

5


CUT

Cut out the Welcome Box Label. Select the age and gender it’s for. Download label template or Download labels to cut out..

6


PLACE

Place a rubber band around the box.

7


DROP

Drop the welcome boxes off on Sunday between 8-10a or 12-1p at Lowrie Primary School (where we have church) or email us at [email protected]


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