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2022 Shoebox Project

March 1 – May 1

Through Shoebox Project, United Way of Greater Atlanta, volunteers, corporations and nonprofit partners work each year to provide thousands of shoeboxes filled with toiletries to homeless men, women and children. You can support by dropping off filled boxes, hosting your own Shoebox Project party, donating money and purchasing items from our Amazon Wishlist. 

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Through Shoebox Project, United Way of Greater Atlanta, volunteers, corporations and nonprofit partners work each year to provide thousands of shoeboxes filled with toiletries to homeless men, women and children.

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Ways to Support In Person

Donate Boxes

Find out what items are needed and where and when you can drop off your shoeboxes.

Host a Party

We'll tell you everything you need to know to host a party with a purpose.

VOLUNTEER

Join us for a community-wide volunteer opportunity in April. Multiple events!

Ways to Support Virtually

Amazon Wishlist

Purchase specific items from our Amazon Wishlist and we will donate boxes on your behalf.

Donate Money

Every $20 donated helps us fill one shoebox that will be given to a homeless man, woman or child.

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STEP 1: Decorate your shoeboxes

Gather empty shoeboxes and decorate them. Be creative! Feel free to use wrapping paper, bows, stickers, markers, etc. Make sure your box can be opened for safety inspections.

STEP 2: Fill your box

Items needed: Shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, 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

STEP 3: Drop off your shoebox

Staff will be available to accept your donations during the given window at the following locations:

Contact shoeboxproject@unitedwayatlanta.org for any questions about volunteering.

FILLED WITH LOVE AND CARE SINCE 2006.

In 2006, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Shoebox Project was launched as a campaign to collect shoeboxes filled with toiletries for men, women and children in need throughout Greater Atlanta. More than 16 years later, Shoebox Project has been adopted by United Ways and is making an unbelievable impact in the lives of people across the country.

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