Welcome to the Jared Box Project!
For more than 20 years Jared Boxes have delivered countless smiles, laughter and hope to children in hospitals across the country.
Jared Boxes are a great way for you, your children, school or organization to bring the gift of play through toys in a box to young patients as they navigate through their hospital experience.
About the Jared Box Project
Read about history, our mission and our impactful community efforts.
Learn about Jared and the inspiration for this project.
What is a Jared Box?
A Jared Box is a plastic shoe-sized storage box filled with small gifts, toys, games, crayons, coloring books, and fun activities. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are given to children in the hospital to provide a special, fun diversion.
Making a Difference
The Jared Box Project Receives Kayla Nakonechni Knight Award for Positive Impact on Pediatric Cancer Patients
The Jared Box Project has received the Kayla Nakonechni Knight Award in recognition for making a difference in the lives of pediatric cancer patients. The honor is bestowed annually by the Philadelphia Chapter of the...
The Jared Box Project Announces the Appointment of Four New Board Members
The Jared Box Project is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Board members, Danyell Bundy, Maureen Karstetter, Tracie Shannon, and Maria Spencer. Danyell Bundy As the Director of Operations and Major Gifts for...
“My son Eli loves his Jared Box. It means a lot to him to have a box that belongs to him, in a place where he has no control or say over what happens. The joy you give him daily is priceless.”
“You have no idea how you touched those who receive your box. My son, Ryan, is 5 and was scared to death to be in the hospital. His Jared Box was the bright spot for him. He played with it the entire time. What a wonderful tribute to your friend Jared. I am sure he has a big smile on his face too.”
“When my 6-year-old son returned from surgery, the nurse gave him a Jared Box and his spirits soared! He was thrilled and excited to find all the goodies inside. He couldn’t believe they were actually for him. Needless to say, this gift made his stay easier, made him feel special and kept his mind occupied with fun thoughts, instead of the reason he was in the hospital. You are doing such a good deed. You make boys and girls happy every single day!”