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Our holiday season Shoebox drive is coming soon! Please check back soon for more information on how you can support women impacted by homelessness right here in our community.
100% of your donation will go toward purchasing gift cards and essentials for local women impacted by homelessness.
2022 marks our first public holiday drivein Charlotte and we have an ambitious goal to serve as many women as possible who are experiencing homelessness in Mecklenburg County – a number that has only grown in recent years. Our aim is to support as many women as we can residing at the shelters of the Salvation Army Center of Hope, Charlotte Rescue Mission Dove’s Nest, Angel House Maternity Home and Roof Above.
Timing: This year’s drive will run from October 17 through December 9 and will culminate with a Shoebox Wrapping Event before gifts are delivered to the women of Charlotte.
Individuals, friends, families and colleagues can contribute by hosting a drive, donating a shoebox, donating gift items or donating to support the purchase of supplies and gifts. Listen to our podcast episode with Queen City Podcast Network Do Good CLT or read further for more details.
Donate a shoebox: Fill a standard-sized, decorated shoebox with approximately $50 worth of gifts and essentials that any woman might enjoy, and include a warm greeting or message of support. Drop it off to one of our designated drop-off locations and our volunteers will collect and distribute these gifts to local women’s shelters serving women impacted by homelessness in greater Charlotte.
Make a monetary donation: Every dollar donated goes toward a gift purchased and delivered
Add a gift to a Shoebox: Through our gift shop, you can purchase items to be delivered directly to us to be added to shoeboxes. Every gift counts!
Help assemble & wrap gifts: Show Up Volunteering is hosting a fun and festive gift wrapping and fundraising event on December 10 at Summit Seltzery. Learn more and purchase your ticket here.
1. Select your shoebox: All items must fit within a standard-sized shoebox or a decorative memory box (approximately 14”x8”x5”)
2. Fill it with approx. $50 of special somethings any woman would like:
3. Wrap your shoebox
4. Drop it off by 12/9 to one of the drop-off locations listed above, and tag us on Instagram in a photo of you dropping off your shoebox to be entered into a prize raffle!
5. We'll take care of the rest! Your gift will be collected and delivered to Charlotte area shelters supporting women.
Please do not include:
Age suitability: 18+
2,667 people experiencing homelessness in Mecklenburg County as of July 31, 2022
Females comprise 52% of the total population experiencing homelessness in Mecklenburg County
55% increase in homelessness in Mecklenburg County between June 2020 and June 2021
My first experience with The Shoebox Project was a few years ago when my family decided to donate Shoeboxes in lieu of exchanging holiday gifts. It's really something to watch a five year old light up as she lists off the items she chose for her box with the hope that the recipient would enjoy and be excited to receive it. The project's mission is an important one. I'm excited for its first year in Charlotte and to make a positive impact on the homeless population of women in the area.