Monday, July 9, 2012

Thank You Mail ‘N Stuff!

Ordinarily, at Mail ‘N Stuff in Glen Ellyn, cardboard boxes get used to ship mail. However, Mail ‘N Stuff  has decided to put some of their cardboard boxes to a different use. Today, we were able to pick up 100 cardboard boxes that were generously donated by Mail ‘N Stuff to use for our Children’s Birthday Project (CBP).

The donation of 100 cardboard boxes from Mail ‘N Stuff. 
We would like to thank Mail ‘N Stuff for this wonderful donation and would like to thank Mark Herman for coordinating the donation on such short notice. Each of the 100 donated boxes has dimensions of 20 x 16 x 14 inches, which amounts to a pretty large box when it’s all put together.

Even though a pile of collapsed cardboard boxes doesn’t look like much, it is truly something special for the 900 children enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project. On their birthdays, children in the CBP receive one of these boxes that is filled with toys and gifts such as 5-7 books, 4-8 larger toys games, stuffed animals, small toys, and a Party in a Bag, which contains all of the materials needed to throw a child’s birthday party, such as cake mix and frosting, candles, balloons, streamers, and various other party decorations, and party favors. When it’s all complete, the birthday box weighs an average of 20 pounds, which is no small gift. If you would like to help contribute to the Children’s Birthday Project or any of our other projects, please contact us at (630) 221-8340 or email us at

Birthday Boxes that each child in the Children’s Birthday Project receives. Eventually, the boxes donated by Mail ‘N Stuff will look like this!

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