Incarcerated Youth Giftboxes

December 10, 2022 9:30 am  |  Christ Chapel

160 Graham Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Hello Saints!

It’s time for the annual Shoebox Christmas for the teen inmates at the Finger Lakes Residential Center in Lansing NY (and, as supplies permit, inmates at the McCormick Secure Center in Brooktondale). It’s December 10, 2022 9:30 am at Christ Chapel’s Fellowship Hall.
The plan is to provide from the suggested list below Christmas gifts for forgotten juvenile offenders. Often we pool items and then “shop” the pool for our boxes. WE WILL MEET TO GET APPROVAL OF THE GIFTS FROM THE FACILITY STAFF AND THEN TO WRAP GIFTS DECEMBER 10, 9:30 AM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL OF CHRIST CHAPEL. If you can’t be here to wrap, supplies can be dropped off at Christ Chapel early – email or text/call Steve Felker at 607-262-0545.

Beyond the list below, I relay from our sister Dee, staff in the Social Activities Department: “If there are folks who would like to purchase gifts for the entire facility such as iTunes music cards, Board Games or up to PG 13 movies, we could utilize those items for the group. If folks would like to make monetary gifts for staff to shop for the children, then best is either cash or gift cards to Walmart or Target.

ALSO NEEDED: rolls of wrapping paper and tape – for the teens delight, we like to wrap every little thing! BOXES ARE PROVIDED.

ALSO WELCOME – a greeting card to an inmate that encourages them, blesses them, and shares a word of Scripture. You do not need to include your full name or address. Sadly, numbers are up this year – current census is 52 at FLRC, 34 at McCormick – up over 25%.


  • Mens Body wash
  • Mens Lotion
  • Mens Shampoo
  • Mens Conditioner
  • Mens Face wash
  • Mens Deodorant
  • Stationary/Stamps
  • Composition Books (No
  • Metal)
  • Journals (No Metal)
  • Christmas Candy
  • Loofas
  • Slippers Sizes 8-14
  • Puzzle books
  • Bibles
  • Hair Gel
  • Hair Grease
  • Head Phones
  • Calendars
  • Air Fresheners (Little Trees
  • brand)
  • Drawing Pads
  • Color Pencils
  • Face Mask
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Coloring Books
  • Stress Balls
  • Basketballs
  • Footballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • Board Games
  • Chap Stick
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Puzzles
  • Word Search Books
  • Playing Cards

Donors are not limited to these items, but they give you a general idea.

Thanks for your willingness to live the life and love of Christ!!!

REMEMBER: this is a secure prison facility, so bear security in mind as you make gift selections. THANK YOU!