Making an Impact

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California State Organization

Jared Box Project 

The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of chronically ill children. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love.


A Jared Box is a shoebox size plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, cards, and games. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are delivered to hospitals and are given to chronically ill children. The Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments.

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

Learn How to Make a Jared Box

The Jared Box Project is a great Chapter project. 

Boxes can be given to local hospitals, medical centers, Ronald McDonald Houses, etc.

E-mail Kay with information about your project when completed.  Send the Chapter name, Area, number of boxes and where they were delivered.