Shoeboxes for Soldiers

Shoeboxes for Soldiers

Each year in honor of our local Veterans on Veteran’s Day, students at CES work hard to send filled shoeboxes to an active duty unit that is serving overseas. These gift boxes from home bring hope and excitement to our military men and women. It is our desire to send as many shoeboxes as possible.

Please consider sending in some of the following items to help your child’s classroom fill their shoeboxes! These will be presented at our Veteran’s Day program on November 12th at 9am.

Food/Drink Items

Beef Jerky/Slim Jims

Canned Chili & Soup (pull top cans)

Canned Fruit (pull top cans)

Chicken & Tuna (Foil pouch)

Cookies (individually packaged)

Dried Fruit

Easy Mac n Cheese Cups

Granola/Energy/Protein Bars

Microwavable Popcorn

Nuts (all kinds)

Pop Tarts

Pumpkin Seeds

Rice Krispy Treats

Sandwich Crackers

Sunflower Seeds

Trail Mix

Coffee Creamer

Crystal Light, Gatorade (single serve)

Instant Coffee (individually packaged)

Protein Shake Powder


Personal Items

Sunscreen (lotion, non-aerosol cans)

Bug Spray (lotion, non-aerosol cans)

Antiperspirant/ Deodorant (solids only)

Baby Wipes

Bar Soap

Chap Stick

Dental Floss

Fabric Softener Sheets (small boxes)

Baby Powder


Q-Tips (small quantity)

Air Fresheners



Miscellaneous Items

Black Ink Pens & Mechanical Pencils

Small Notebooks

Crosswords or word search books

Sudoku books


Thank You for supporting our troops!!