San Francisco

Shoebox Project

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Searching for local coordinator

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.

2021 Holiday Drive Update

Our chapter will not be participating in the holiday drive this season, but please check our page again in the new year as we will be running a Valentine's Day drive!

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

San Francisco


According to the 2017 Point-in-Time Count, the number of people experiencing homelessness in San Fran is 7,499. Experts agree that when you take into account the "hidden homeless" (ie. people who are couch surfing or living in unsuitable conditions), the number is closer to 10,000-12,000.


33% of the homeless population in San Francisco identify as female and 30% identified as LGBTQ.


65% of homeless respondents identified as an ethnic minority. An estimated 34% of homeless survey respondents were black, even though African-Americans make up only six percent of the city’s overall population.

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

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (San Jose)
Catholic Charities SF (San Francisco)  
CORA Support (San Mateo)
La Casa de las Madres (San Francisco)
Matri (Santa Clara)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence (San Jose)
Women's Asian Shelter (San Francisco)
YWCA of Silicon Valley (San Jose)

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