Christmas gift boxes are a tradition of Seafarers' Centers around the world. The gifts serve as a tangible reminder to seafarers that, even hundreds or thousands of miles away from home, they are not forgotten at Christmas.
Christmas boxes, packed and ready to deliver to ships.
Ship Visitor Dean Hutchby prepares to make a delivery of gifts.
Over 1000, Boxes delivered to ships docking in the Port Arthur area
Volunteers packed boxes all year with items donated by local churches, organizations, and individuals
Our Volunteers usually meet on Tuesday Mornings at the Seafarers' Center and wrap shoe boxes.
Items for the Christmas at Sea boxes includes:
Shaving Cream-Writing Tablet & Envelopes- Writing Pens-Pencils-Toothbrush-Toothpaste-Sewing Kit-Shampoo (Small or Medium Sizes)- Hair Comb- Razor with Blades- Bath Soap- Peppermints-Handkerchief-Small Notepads- Bandaids (No Metal Boxes)
If you would like to volunteer or donate any items for our Christmas at Sea boxes, please call (409) 982-4504