The

Connecticut

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.

2021 Shoebox Holiday Drive

We're excited to be launching the 2021 holiday season gift drive! Please check this page again soon for more information.

Here's how you can support us in the mean time:

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

Shoebox Holiday Drive

Dates: December 1 - December 15, 2021

This holiday season, 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. Take your finished Shoebox gift to one of the drop-off locations below, and our volunteers will distribute these gifts to local women’s shelters and community agencies serving women impacted by homelessness across the United States.

Click here to learn how to create a Shoebox

Drop-Off Locations

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Dom's Coffee
Address:
20 W Main St, Avon, CT 06001, United States

Smoothville
Address:
310 Hazard Ave, Enfield, CT 06082, United States

Stateline Auto & Truck
Address:
88 Enfield St, Enfield, CT 06082, United States

There are also other ways you can participate!

Previous Updates

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

Connecticut

3,838

The January 2018 Point-in-time count found 3,383 people experiencing homelessness in Connecticut, a 25% decrease statewide over the last 10 years

19%

19% of homeless in Connecticut are survivors of domestic abuse

636

636 children in 370 families experience homelessness in Connecticut

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

Gifts of Love (Avon)
Interval House (Hartford)
My Sisters Place (Hartford)
Safe Futures (New London)
The Network (Enfield)

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