2014 United Way Shoebox Project


Support veterans, disconnected youth and homeless families during the 2014 Shoebox Project Campaign!

It’s time for the third annual Shoebox Project! Fill decorated, donated shoeboxes with toiletries, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, lip balm, etc. and drop them off at local drop-off locations. Once collected, shoeboxes are distributed to nonprofits serving our most vulnerable neighbors throughout the 8-county region United Way serves. The campaign runs April 1 to June 30, 2014!

Last year, we set a record! This year, let’s beat it! Last year, we wrapped up our most successful Shoebox Project campaign yet. More than 3,500 decorated shoeboxes filled with toiletry items were collected — About 30 agencies serving homeless families, veterans and disconnected youth throughout the region received boxes. Let’s make history and break last year’s record!


  • Fill a shoebox, top and bottom wrapped separately, with a combination of new, unopened items from the list of needed items
  • 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.
  • Spread the word. Help spread the word by utilizing the available fliers. Tweet or post @uwnca #Shoebox.

For more information visit: www.unitedwaynca.org/shoebox


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