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Christmas Shoebox Project

There may be a lot of presents with your name on them under the Christmas tree, but there are millions of kids around the world who have never received gifts because they are victims of war, poverty, disease and natural disasters. Why don't you send some Christmas cheer to some of these kids in need this holiday season by sending them a shoebox full of gifts? Find out what the Christmas Shoebox Project is all about!

Christmas Shoebox Project - A Little Box Goes a Long Way

The Christmas Shoebox Project packs some Christmas spirit into shoeboxes for kids around the world. Shoeboxes are filled with goodies like toys, games, books, stationery and clothes, and then sent to needy children in places such as Africa, India and the Philippines. Over the past 10 years, 24 million shoeboxes have been filled and delivered, making it the world's biggest children's Christmas project!

Christmas Shoebox Project - How to Pack Your Shoebox

  • Find an empty shoebox. You don't have to wrap it, but it would be a nice festive touch! Just make sure you wrap the shoebox lid separately so that the contents can be checked.
  • Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or girl, and then choose an age category - two - four, five - nince, or 10-14.
  • Attach a label to the top of the shoebox and write down the age group and if it's for a boy or girl.
  • Fill your shoebox with stuff like books, school supplies, hats and T-shirts, hygiene items (like a toothbrush, toothpaste and a bar of soap), or toys (dolls, balls, small cars, stuffed animals). If your toy requires batteries, then throw 'em in the box too. You can also add a personal note and a photo of yourself so the child who receives your shoebox will know who it's from!
  • Don't include anything that's used, damaged, breakable, or perishable (like fruit).
  • Once you've filled your shoebox, drop it off at your school or a local charity.

Christmas Shoebox Project - Did U Know?

  • Every US president since Ronald Reagan has packed a Christmas shoebox!
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bookwormlestrange
I don't have ADHD, but I know plenty about it. One of my friends has ADHD and Tourette's, and the teachers were always turds about it. Anyway, i think that a good way to deal with ADHD acting up is either changing medication or trying to eat foods or drinks with caffeine. I'm not sure if it works for you, but a lot of people with ADHD have seen significant improvements after putting caffeine in their systems. If your friends are acting like turds, you need better friends. I hope my advice helps.
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SmartSunnyShadow
I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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SmartSunnyShadow
Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
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