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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.
Dates: January 13 - January 31, 2022
This Valentine's Day season, help us give the gift of love to women in our community. 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 the drop-off location below, and our volunteers will distribute these gifts to local women of the Salvation Army's Red Shield Project.
The shelter has also expressed a major need for feminine hygiene products. If you'd like to help supply feminine hygiene products, please do not include these in your Shoebox gift, but feel free to include them separately.
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Age suitability: 18+
15,000 People (including families) access shelter in Philadelphia each year (2017).
In November 2017, 955 homeless people remained unsheltered due to shelter capacities.
The rate of unsheltered homelessness among Latinx/Hispanic individuals increased by 35% in 2017, compared to a 6% increase among the non-Latinx/Hispanic community.
Salvation Army's Red Shield Project
I am proud to call the City of Brotherly Love my home for the last 20 years. However as a cis-woman living in a more affluent part of the city, I am starkly aware of my privilege- a privilege not granted to many marginalized communities surrounding me, including Philadelphia's homeless population. Approximately 5,700 people are considered to be homeless in the city, and over the years, I have become friends with a number of them. They remember my name and information about my family and my life. They ask about my daughter and about family vacations. They give my daughter gifts for the holidays (Frank excitedly gave my daughter a $5 McDonalds gift card for Christmas last year). They share when something great has happened to them (When John, with a huge smile on his face, told me he “got a key” to a house, we hugged each other tightly and almost burst into tears). Truth is, people without homes are just that—people. And they deserve to be treated with kindness, dignity, respect and love. That’s why this project is so important to me. “Helping one person may not change the world, but it could change the world for one person”, and when we band together, we can truly make magic happen.