Holiday Volunteers

Holiday Cheer Boxes – 2017

For those that have lost a loved one, the holidays can be especially difficult. Amanda the Panda Cheer Boxes are a holiday box of twelve, family friendly gifts that go out to all Amanda the Panda families that have felt the pain of losing a loved one; during the holiday season, we want to remind them that they have our support and care. We hope to provide Cheer Boxes to 150 families this holiday season.

Help Provide Cheer Box Gifts

We collect gifts for Cheer Boxes year round! If you or your company are interested in donating Cheer Box gift items please check out our Amazon Wish List! If you would prefer to shop in person, you can view a list of gifts that we are looking for here. If you or your company would like to provide financial support to provide gifts for families please contact Blair Rosenberg at 515-271-1310 or

Wrap and Deliver Gifts

A lot of love and hard work goes into our holiday cheer boxes, and that’s why we need your help! Volunteers can help wrap gifts, assist with the inventory process and deliver boxes to families. No skills necessary and we’ll provide all the materials and instructions. This project begins in mid November and ends in early December. Sign up yourself, or a group of friends or co-workers today!

Sign up and view gift wrapping times. 
Sign up to deliver cheer boxes.

Nominate A Family to Receive a Cheer Box

Do you know of a family or individual who has lost a loved one during 2017? Nominate them today to receive a Cheer Box from Amanda the Panda! Simply fill out this nomination form, and mail it to Amanda the Panda, or email it The deadline for nominations is November 14, 2017 or once spaces are filled.