2020 International Women's Day Drive
As of January 2018, Missouri had an estimated 5,883 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
706 total family households experience homelessness in Missouri on any given day
The youth poverty rate in St. Louis is 39.8 percent, which ranks it as 12th worst among all of the nation's major cities
St. Louis Local Coordinator
I found The Shoebox Project for Women on social media when I was searching for a way to give more to the community. When I saw St. Louis needed a chapter I thought this was a special and unique way to help our wonderful community. St. Louis has many women impacted by homelessness and the thought of providing these women a gift-filled box of needed and wanted items warms my heart. The thought of women reading messages of love, support and hope is why I am thrilled to help St. Louis embrace The Shoebox Project!
When I read about the mission of the Shoebox Project I was drawn to volunteer. In St. Louis we are helping women impacted by homelessness as well as women escaping abuse. We hope these gift-filled and decorated shoeboxes bring some amount of joy and encouragement to the women who open them. It is such a fun and unique way to help empower women in St. Louis and I am so happy to be involved!
Our Shoeboxes go to Women Accessing the Following Agencies:
Covenant House Missouri
Gateway 180 Homeless Service
Loaves & Fishes For St. Louis Inc.
Our Lady's Inn
Make a Shoebox
Each Shoebox is special and made unique with your personal touch. It's fun and rewarding and every Shoebox helps a woman experiencing homelessness remember that she is loved and valuable
Become an Organizer
Making a Shoebox is a great activity to do with your friends, family, coworkers, or any other group of people in your life! Host a party and do something good. Every Shoebox counts!
Items or in-kind donations are gladly accepted and will be used to fill even more Shoeboxes. If your company would like to donate, please contact us.
Spread the Word
We need help to spread the word in your community. Please consider giving us a shout out or sharing what you're doing on social media. It really helps!