Gift Collection

The centerpiece of SCI’s Christmas gift for mariners, a handknit scarf and hat, comes in a cheerful package containing a handwritten card, information detailing how mariners can reach us, and a variety of Christmas gifts. For the items that accompany the knitting, SCI relies on donations from individuals and groups from around the country.

Take a look at the list below. You can find most of these things at the local supermarket or perhaps from the stash of your company's logo-branded items. Although they seem small, these carefully selected gifts make a big difference in the lives of those who receive them. If you, your organization, or your company can help, email

Warm the hearts of mariners working away from home on Christmas Day with gifts of

  • Unscented, Colorless Lip Balm
  • Unscented, Hypoallergenic Hand Lotion (2-4oz bottles)
  • Sealed Packages of Holiday Sweets
  • Books or Activities like Sudoku, word searches, or playing cards
  • Facial Tissue
  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Chewing Gum
  • Handmade Christmas Cards

All items must be in new and unused condition and in their original packaging. We cannot accept items that are used or unsealed.