The

Boston

Shoebox Project

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This chapter is currently seeking a local coordinator. If you are interested in applying, please click here for more information.

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you to everyone who supported our Shoebox Holiday Drive in 2021!

We are so grateful that we were able to provide gifts and brighten the holidays for local women impacted by homelessness!

The drive is now over until next holiday season, but you can support our efforts all year long!

Here's how you can support us in the off-season:

100% of your donation will go toward purchasing gift cards and essentials for local women impacted by homelessness.

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you to everyone who supported our Shoebox Holiday Drive in 2021! We are so grateful that we were able to provide gifts and brighten the holidays for local women impacted by homelessness!

The drive is now over until next holiday season, but you can support our efforts all year long!

Here's how you can help in the off-season:

We're Seeking Volunteers!

Social Media Coordinator
Develop, implement and manage your local  chapter’s social media plan across various platforms.
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Age suitability: 18+

Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Build community awareness and support of The Shoebox Project mission, your local chapter & chapter goals through various community outlets means such as local event calendars, local news/media outlets, public officials, and local personalities.
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Age suitability: 18+

Shoebox Inspections and Distribution Coordinator
Manage a team of volunteers in organizing the inspection of Shoeboxes and coordinate plan for distribution  of Shoeboxes.
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Age suitability: 9 - 99+

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We're Seeking Volunteers!

Shoebox Inspection Support
Work closely with other volunteers to assist in ensuring that each Shoebox donated is inspected, sealed and ready for delivery.
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Age suitability: 15+

Shoebox Inspections and Distribution Coordinator
Manage a team of volunteers in organizing the inspection of Shoeboxes and coordinate plan for distribution  of Shoeboxes.
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Age suitability: 18+

Fundraising Support
Help the team implement fundraising initiatives by supporting various event logistics and other fundraising activities.
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Age suitability: 15+

School Outreach Coordinator
Reach out to and form relationships with local primary, secondary & post-secondary schools/clubs to spread awareness and gain interest and support for your chapter goals. Help facilitate school Shoebox drives, item donation collection and notecard writing and for larger chapters lead school ambassador team in coordinating these school events.
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Age suitability: 18+

Note Card Writer
Creating personalized note cards for each Shoebox gift to ensure each recipient has a note of support along with her gift.
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Age suitability: 9 - 99+

Homelessness in

Boston

90%

In Boston, since 1999, over 90% of homeless women cared for by Health Care Without Walls have reported physical, sexual, psychological or emotional trauma, many with experiences starting in childhood and occurring throughout their lives, including during pregnancy and into their 90’s.

Safety

2017 data sites the main reasons families in MA sought an emergency assistance (EA) shelter were: Domestic violence (13%), Health and safety concerns (57%)

84%

84% more WOMEN experiencing homelessness develop chronic conditions like diabetes, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and hypertension than those who are not homeless, and in Boston an astounding 94% have multiple complex issues.

Our Shoeboxes Go to Women At the Following Agencies...

Rosie's Place

Women's Lunch Place

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

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