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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: 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.
Peace River Center Thrift Shoppe
Address: 2934 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33803, United States
Monday Thru Friday 10AM to 5PM
Saturday 10AM to 4PM
Closed on Holidays
Age suitability: 18+
The 2019 Point-in-Time count found 563 individuals experiencing homelessness within Lakeland, Winterhaven/ Polk County
Women make up 39% of the homeless population in the region.
The 2019 count identified 114 children under 18 years of age were living in emergency shelters or transitional housing
Peace River Center for Personal Development
I am beyond excited, and grateful to be joining The Shoebox Project for Shelters, it’s such a wonderful opportunity to be able to serve within my community. Homelessness affects so many in the United States, I can’t imagine what it would be like during the holidays without my love ones, and not knowing what will happen from one day to the next. The shoebox project has motivated me to help make a difference, and shed a light on homelessness. Providing these boxes is a small gestures to help empower women, and let them know that someone is thinking of them during the holidays.