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 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
The Jared Box project was started in 2001 by the children at Our Lady of Victory School in State College, PA 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.
Since the Jared
Box Project started, over 100,000 Jared Boxes have been made and
delivered in 43 States! See map.