The

Pittsburgh

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.

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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

Pittsburgh

45%

45% of people experiencing homelessness in Pennsylvania were part of a family unit in a 2014 study.

17,241

In Pittsburgh, there is a shortage of approximately 17,241 rental units that are both available and in a reasonable price range for households at or below 50 percent of the area’s median household income in a May, 2016 report.

27.9%

27.9% of Pittsburgh households have an annual income of less than $21,433 placing them at-risk of becoming homeless in a 2015 report.

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

Bethlehem Haven
HEARTH
Wood Street Commons
Gwen’s Girls
Light of Life Rescue Mission
Women’s Center & Shelter
The Salvation Army Family Caring Center
Blackburn Center
Women’s Shelter & Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Women’s Help Center Inc
Sojourner House
​Victims Outreach Intervention Center

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