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Valentine's Day to Mother's Day: The United Way Shoebox Project
Valentine's Day to Mother's Day:  The United Way Shoebox Project

Atlanta, GA--   The 2011 United Way Shoebox Project is currently underway, and like every year individuals and companies throughout the Atlanta area are filling up empty shoeboxes with much needed toiletries for homeless women and children.  Last year over 80 homeless shelters in the area received more than 15,000 shoeboxes to help fight homelessness.

Ways you can get involved 

  • Encourage your family, friends and co-workers to fill a shoebox with a combination of new, unopened items from the items needed list. To allow for safety inspections, please make sure your box can be opened. 
  • You can host your own shoebox party, and invite friends and neighbors to decorate and fill shoeboxes together.
  • Check online for drop-off locations and to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Items needed

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
Warm socks
Tampons
Panty liners
Travel-size water bottles
Rain ponchos
Re-sealable zipper storage bags
Prepaid phone cards

We cannot accept: Medicine, candy, sewing kits, used or pre-opened items, razors, alcohol-based mouthwash