The

Worcester

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: 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.

Click here to learn how to create a Shoebox

Drop-Off Locations

Please contact Laura or Dawn at worcester@shoeboxproject.com to arrange pickups/drop-offs of your Shoebox gifts. The last day to drop off is December 16th, 2021.

There are also other ways you can participate!

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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

Worcester

61%

Families with children account for 61% of people experiencing homelessness in Worcester County — this includes 561 children under the age of 18.

50+

There are 50 to 60 people experiencing chronic homelessness in Worcester.

10%+

Young adults under the age of 25 make up more than 10% of Worcester's homeless population.

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

​The Abbey House
Jana's Place
Visitation House
Worcester YMCA

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