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 [email protected]

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.