The

Polk County

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 22 - December 14, 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

Peace River Center Thrift Shoppe
Address: 2934 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803, United States
Hours:
Monday Thru Friday 10AM to 5PM
Saturday 10AM to 4PM
Closed on Holidays

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

Polk County

563

The 2019 Point-in-Time count found 563 individuals experiencing homelessness within Lakeland, Winterhaven/ Polk County

39%

Women make up 39% of the homeless population in the region.

114

The 2019 count identified 114 children under 18 years of age  were living in emergency shelters or transitional housing

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

Peace River Center for Personal Development

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