Find out what items are needed and where and when you can drop off your shoeboxes.
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Join us for a community-wide volunteer opportunity in April. Multiple events!
Purchase specific items from our Amazon Wishlist and we will donate boxes on your behalf.
Every $20 donated helps us fill one shoebox that will be given to a homeless man, woman or child.
How to donate boxes to United Way's Shoebox Project
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.
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
Staff will be available to accept your donations during the given window at the following locations:
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.