This chapter is currently seeking a local coordinator. If you are interested in applying, please click here for more information.
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: December 6 - 16, 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.
Please contact Laura or Dawn at email@example.com to arrange pickups/drop-offs of your Shoebox gifts. The last day to drop off is December 16th, 2021.
Age suitability: 18+
Families with children account for 61% of people experiencing homelessness in Worcester County — this includes 561 children under the age of 18.
There are 50 to 60 people experiencing chronic homelessness in Worcester.
Young adults under the age of 25 make up more than 10% of Worcester's homeless population.
The Abbey House
After donating to The Shoebox Project project through my corporation in the 2018 holiday season, I was inspired to open a chapter within my own community. I feel truly blessed to engage my local community to join me in giving back by enhancing the self-esteem and empowering women in crisis.
The Shoebox project was introduced to me by my friend Laura. Recognizing that our county was being underserved, I felt compelled to do something. Together, Laura and I, embarked on the journey of opening our own chapter. I know how blessed I am and can only hope to give hope to other women through this charity.