2016 Shoebox Project

SUPPORT HOMELESS MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN DURING THE 2016 SHOEBOX PROJECT CAMPAIGN!

Support homeless men, women and children during the 2016 Shoebox Project Campaign!

It’s time for the 11th annual Shoebox Project! Fill decorated, donated shoeboxes with toiletries, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, lip balm, etc. Once collected, shoeboxes are distributed to women and children at homeless shelters throughout the 13-county region United Way serves. The campaign runs March 1 to May 1, 2016!

Ways to help

  • Fill a shoebox, top and bottom wrapped separately, with a combination of new, unopened items from the list of needed items below.
  • Add a note of encouragement inside to personalize the shoebox
  • Host a shoebox party and invite friends, colleagues, or neighbors to decorate and fill shoeboxes together
  • Build a virtual shoebox

Items to donate:

-travel size shampoo
-deodorant
-travel size soap
-toothbrush and toothpaste
-travel size lotion
-hair comb/brush
-sun protector
-lip balm
-adhesive bandages
-hand towels
-antibiotic ointment
-socks
-tampons
-panty liners
-travel size water bottles
-rain ponchos
-resealable zipper storage bags
-prepaid phone cards
We cannot accept: medicine, food, sewing kits, used or opened items.

Click here to find a drop-off location.

Volunteer or host a party!

Interested in volunteering or hosting a shoebox party, email shoeboxproject@unitedwayatlanta.org or check back soon for updates.