2013 COLLECTION SHORT OF GOAL, BUT MANY WILL BE HELPED
Although a lofty goal was not reached for our 2013 collection, the equivalent of over 630 shoe boxes made their way to 13 area non profits to be distributed to kids, adults and families who are homeless or financially distressed. For each who receive, the soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and other personal care items will be a small way to help them with their day to day. Far more significant is the awareness that someone out there cares.
ORGANIZATIONS WHO RECEIVED DONATIONS
These 13 area nonprofits received shoebox donations to distribute to their clients who are homeless or otherwise struggling financially:
PUTTING A LOT OF HEART INTO BASIC NEEDS
Many who donate give more than just the essential personal supplies, they also give their time and hearts to decorate their shoeboxes and make their contribution a warm, sincere gift. They have fun, are creative, and often involve family, friends, and co-workers. The Shoebox Project is a great way to make a difference in someone else’s life - and yours.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
ARE YOU A SCHOOL, ORGANIZATION OR INDIVIDUAL INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING NEXT YEAR?
Help us make next year an even greater success--be a part of the Shoebox Project and help do immediate good for the community. We are always looking for the following:
- Businesses to be drop-off locations (especially grocery, department and drug stores that carry personal care items)
- Schools and organizations to run Shoebox campaigns - get your fellow employees involved!
- Individuals to spread the word about Shoebox - talk to your church members, child's school, social clubs, and more
- Volunteers to pick up shoeboxes, sort bulk items and distribute to area agencies
For those interested, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the United Way office at 715-834-5043 and ask for Dustin.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR!
Collections for next year’s Shoe Box project begin during 2014’s LIVE UNITED week starting September 8th, and will continue through October of 2014. Start collecting items now!