North Rhode Island

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: November 20 - December 6 or 13 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. You can also choose to only donate gift cards with a value of at least $50.

If you are donating gift cards, we are accepting drop-offs until December 6th.

If you are donating Shoebox gifts, we are accepting drop-offs until December 13th.

Click here to learn how to create a Shoebox

Drop-Off Locations

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Red Inc Salon & Color Workshop
3450 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864, United States

For other drop-off options, please email Mary at

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

North Rhode Island


In 2014 the number of people experiencing homelessness in Rhode Island totalled 4,067 people.


41% of people experiencing homelessness in 2010 were female.


Monthly shelter use increased by 20% in two years (2008-2010).

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

Crossroads Rhode Island

Community Care Alliance (Woonsocket Shelter)

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