The jared box project

Saint Peter’s Youth are collecting plastic shoe-sized storage boxes to fill with supplies and donate to Beebe Hospital. Our goal is to collect enough boxes, toys, games, coloring books, and more to fill fifty shoe boxes. Check out the suggested toy list for ideas of what to donate. Collection of items starts March 1, 2022 in the Parish Hall. We will gather March 20, 2022 in the Parish Hall, after the 10:00 am Service, to assemble the boxes. All are welcome to lend a hand. This is a great opportunity for all the generations of St. Peter’s to work together in accomplishing our goal.          


what is a jared box?

A Jared Box is a plastic shoe-sized storage box filled with small gifts, toys, games, crayons, coloring books, and fun activities. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are given to children in the hospital to provide a special, fun diversion.


The Jared Box Project was started in 2001 by the children of Our Lady of Victory School in State College, Pennsylvania, to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy who battled cancer with a courage and faith that continues to inspire us all.


Since then, more than 900,000 Jared Boxes have been delivered across the United States. Boxes filled with the “gift of play” are given to young patients in emergency rooms, hospital rooms, surgical centers and clinics. Children and their parents are so thankful for these boxes that showcase the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope and love.


The mission of the Jared Box Project is to entertain and put a smile on the faces of children in the hospital. Each box contains small gifts, toys, games, crayons, coloring books and fun activities selected for a specific age and gender made by individuals or groups.


If you would like to learn more about the program you can visit their website at



You are invited

What: You are invited to help Saint Peter's Youth assemble Jared Boxes. Once assembled the boxes will be delivered to Beebe Hospital to brighten the days of young patients.

When : March 20, Following the 10 a.m. service

Where: St. Peter's Parish Hall

Update: We were able to make 42 boxes for Beebe Hospital. Thank you to all who donated and all who helped pack the boxes!