The Real Impact of a Shoebox Gift
We have over 45 local chapters across the U.S. and Canada that are running holidays drives this year!
The holidays are often one of the loneliest times of the year for women experiencing homelessness. This year can be different for her. Join us as we #JustGiveLove this holiday season.
A Shoebox is a powerful reminder that she is valuable and not alone; someone in her community is thinking of her. We can give her warmth, comfort, and confidence, by making a Shoebox gift just for her.
Thank you to all who participated in our 2016 Holiday Drive. It was our biggest year yet with more than 31,200 Shoeboxes delivered just in time for the holidays!
A Shoebox Says, "You Are Not Alone"
WHAT OVERWHELMING SUPPORT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
31,200 SHOEBOXES & COUNTING!
This year we set out with a goal to #JustGiveLove to as many women experiencing homelessness across North America as possible. With the help and generosity of hundreds of volunteers, we were able to give Shoeboxes filled with little luxuries to more than 31,200 women in more than 450 partnering agencies just in time for the holidays! We are happy to announce more than 240 communities received Shoeboxes in 2016!
We received this message on our Facebook account from a Shoebox recipient and wanted to share with you the impact of your donations:
"Thank you for your program! I received one of these precious gifts and it made me have more hopeful feelings and feelings of real happiness! Thank you."
Thank you for your support and your willingness to #JustGiveLove to local women experiencing homelessness during the holidays this year.
HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN #JUSTGIVELOVE SHINES AWARENESS ON HOMELESS & AT-RISK LOCAL WOMEN
‘Tis the season to #JustGiveLove! The Shoebox Project for Shelters, kicks off its 2016 holiday campaign today, shining a bright light with gift drives for women in over 135 communities across Canada and the United States. New to this year’s 2016 campaign, The Shoebox Project for Shelters has now become a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States.
Since 2011, The Shoebox Project has assembled and delivered over 55,000 special Shoeboxes in Canada and the United States to women who are homeless or in need during the holiday season. Currently there are five chapters in the United States – New York City (NY), Chicago (IL), Detroit (MI), Solano County (CA), and Naples (FL). The Shoeboxes are filled with both basic necessities including shampoo, toothpaste, socks, and little luxuries such as make-up, nail polish, gift cards and skin care products to help these women feel confident and special during trying times. Supporters are also encouraged to include a brief note or card for the recipient of their gift...continue reading.