Q & A

What does MAGI stand for? Making A Godly Impact.
In 2011, MAGI became an acronym when a father asked his 8 year old son, What do you think Magi means?. He boldly proclaimed, “ Making A Godly Impact!” That became our mission for the MAGI Box Project.


What should I include and not include my MAGI box?
Please print our brochure for a suggested checklist of gifts. Brochure With Checklist

Please do not include: used items, military or weapon related toys, clothing or other items, or chocolate, jolly ranchers, or liquid items. Exception: small bottles of extra sealed bubbles

Is there a deadline or specific time of year to pack MAGI boxes?
No. We receive boxes year-round! However, boxes received after the following dates may be held for the next shipment. Find a church drop-off point near you.

Nashville, Tennessee Office:

Honduras: October 1st

Texas/Mexico & Zambia: October 15th

Carrollton, Texas Office:

Texas/Mexico: November 1st
Romania: Aug 1st    

Zambia: December 15th

Where do I drop off my box?
Bring or mail your boxes to a Healing Hands International office or church drop-off point. Find your nearest drop off point here

Do we have to use boxes from Healing Hands?
Yes, we request that you use our MAGI boxes. Which we provide to you for free. They are heavy duty boxes that can withstand the hardships of international shipping.

Is there a limit to the number of MAGI boxes I can order?
No, You may pick up any amount of MAGI boxes from our office. However, we ask that you cover the cost of shipping if it's necessary to ship them.  

Can we choose where our boxes go?
Yes! When you order your boxes online, you may select where you want your boxes to be delivered. If you don't have a preference, we will send them where they are most needed.

Can you come to our church and present on MAGI?
Yes! Call our office or email magi@hhi.org and arrange for a representative from HHI to come make a MAGI presentation to your church or group.

Why $7.00? - It's more than a postage stamp.
We averaged the cost of domestic processing & international shipping of all of our MAGI boxes to different countries. Then applied this amount per box. Below is a breakdown of what the $7 helps pay:

Flat MAGI boxes
Thousands of MAGI boxes are shipped or delivered to hundreds of churches in the U.S. We do not charge for the boxes, only the cost to ship them. We understand that not every church will have the means to cover all MAGI expenses and this option helps those who can't.

Processing
We have two MAGI processing center warehouses that are secured so that hundreds of volunteers can inspect the MAGI boxes and prepare them for international shipment.

International Distribution
Over 26,000 MAGI boxes are delivered yearly to Mexico, South Texas, Zambia, Romania, Dominican Republic, and Honduras.  Ships and trucks transport thousands of MAGI boxes to the countries where they will be distributed. Once there, local churches use many modes of transportation to get them to children in need, including canoes!

MAGI Supplies and Bibles
Your $7 also helps us provide supplies, and Bibles to pack in MAGI boxes that are returned partially full or packed with inappropriate items.

Do we put the money inside the MAGI box?
No. Please do not place your $7 donation inside your boxes. The MAGI Coordinator should collect the donations and provide them to us in one envelope.

If your question was not answered pleased email it to magi@hhi.org.