Joy in a Box

Joy in a Box

Joy in a Box focuses on celebrating children and their families and adding some joy and sparkle to their day.   We try and reach families that are struggling to find reasons to smile.  We want to come and create and atmosphere where children and families can find a way to enjoy, laugh, and smile.

 

How the Program Works

We bring all the fixings for a good time!  We bring an activity, such as a craft, creative play, toys, etc and spend and hour playing and creating with families.  Currently we visit the Agape House Mission for Women and Children once a month.  It is so fun to create, play, and interact with the moms and their kids.  Our goal is to give time that is dedicated to playing with the kids and leaving them smiling.

For privacy reasons, we do not have pictures of our time with the families.. but this year alone, we have thrown a big block party for a 1 year old, a hot wheels party for a 4 year old, played in a giant bubble, paper bag princess party, baby rattle making party, and many more.

 

We celebrated a sweet girl who loves Batman and the 1st birthday of a little girl who loves baby dolls.  We brought a cool bowling game where you use your Batman ball to knock down the villain pins!  We also brought some cute little baby dolls to play with.

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For the past several years, Beth Israel Synagogue has donated loads of toys for the girls and boys at Agape House during the holidays. This has given the moms an opportunity to choose gifts to give to their kids.  A HUGE thanks to the kind people at Beth Israel Synagogue for donating all these wonderful gifts!!

Agape Presents

 

We celebrated a sweet little girl turning 2 tonight @ the Agape house party! We brought play dough, a ginormous wrapped box for the kids to play in, and our digital polaroid camera w/festive accessories & wood frame ornaments for them to decorate. 

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This month’s Agape House party we celebrated a sweet little princess turning 1 year old!  We brought her a princess crown & brought floam & the fixings to make dream globes w/glow in the dark stars.  It was such a fun party!

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We brought all of the supplies for pumpkin carving and decorating to the Agape House.  We also brought battery powered tea lights for their jack-o-lanterns.  The kids were so excited!  They said, “Now I can have a pumpkin night light in my room!”

(Below: one of our do good gang members helped with the tedious task of cleaning out the many pumpkins that the women and children would be carving at the party.)

 

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We have also gone to Brigid Collins Family Support Center and took an activity to play with them during their family fun night. We took these HUGE bubble wrap balls that had hidden toys inside them as you peeled away the layers.  The kids LOVED it!

 

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  If you’d like to help us, we could use more members!  Please contact us at info@pllay.org for a Member Packet.  It will describe all the ways you can choose to get involved.

Want us to come and PLLAY?

If you work with a group that could use some quality time playing and extra smiles, contact us.  We work with you to see what we can do to provide joyful play to the families.