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.

2022 Holiday Shoebox Drive Coming Soon

Our holiday season Shoebox drive is coming soon! Please check back soon for more information on how you can support women impacted by homelessness right here in our community.

Here's how you can support our local chapter right now:

100% of your donation will go toward purchasing gift cards and essentials for local women impacted by homelessness.

2022 Holiday Shoebox Drive

Dates: November 30 - December 16, 2022

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. Our volunteers distribute these gifts to local women’s shelters and community agencies serving women impacted by homelessness across the United States.

Whether you donate a Shoebox virtually or in-person, it is more than just a gift. It is a rare and powerful reminder that we all matter.

Learn How to Create a Shoebox Gift

Drop-off Locations

For drop-off options, please call 863-510-7543 or email polkcounty@shoeboxproject.com

Other ways you can participate:

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+

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+

We're Seeking Volunteers!

Social Media Coordinator
Develop, implement and manage your local  chapter’s social media plan across various platforms.
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Age suitability: 18+

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: 9 - 99+

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.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 15+

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We're Seeking Volunteers!

Social Media Coordinator
Develop, implement and manage your local  chapter’s social media plan across various platforms.
Read the full description

Age suitability: 18+

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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