We filled them with small toys, school supplies, soap, toothbrushes and hard candies. We also donated $168.00 to cover the cost of shipping the boxes. This project is part of our school wide efforts to increase empathy in our school. When I explained to the grade ones that what was in the shoe boxes might be the only thing that some children will receive....one student said, "we are like Santa's elves," and another one said, "that's good because he is way more busier than us!" Take a peek at our efforts.