Nogales Shoe Boxes

At the Apex Christmas Party this year, we’re partnering with our friends at Cuirim House to collect shoe boxes that they can share with those who are in need in Nogales, Mexico this Christmas. Apex took a trip to Nogales this past summer and will be returning in the summer of 2023.

If you’d like to fill a shoe box, complete the form below. 

Shoe boxes are to be filled with the following items:

  • 1 child’s toothbrush
  • Pens, pencils, small box of crayons
  • Pencil sharpener or eraser
  • As many small toys as can fit in the box (matchbox car, bouncy balls, hair accessories, tiny plush toys)
  • New children’s socks. (Don’t worry about the size. If the size doesn’t fit the child who opens the box, he will trade with another child for a size that fits.)
  • For children in the 10-14 age range, please consider t-shirts, pencils/pens, earphones, toothbrush, hair ties, etc.

Contributing $10 per shoe box helps Cuirim House to cover the cost of getting the boxes across the border. 

Shoe boxes are provided by Restoration and can be picked up on Sunday, December 4. If you’d like to pick up box(es) before or after December 4, please email Ryan ( to coordinate. 

Bring your filled shoe box(es) to Restoration at the Apex Christmas Party on December 11. After that, Apex will ship the shoe boxes to Cuirim House, who will bring the boxes across the border to Nogales. 

Additional instructions:

  • Choose whether you are filling a box for a Boy or Girl and the age of the child. Write on the box “BOY/Niño” or “GIRL/Niña” and the age range 2-4, 5-9, 10-14. Please mark the age on all boxes.

  • Purchase items from the list above. Please purchase only items that are listed, no candy/food/toothpaste. Please fill your box to the brim.

  • Fold your box closed. Do not tape.

Thanks for helping us serve our friends at Cuirim House and in Nogales!

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