Shoebox Project

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County is mobilizing our community to provide personal care and basic need items to our most vulnerable residents.

April 5 – May 29 United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County will collect decorated shoeboxes filled with personal care and basic need items from individuals, families, and organizations in our community. Everyday items most of us take for granted, like toothbrushes, soap, or a comb can make a big difference for someone living in poverty or experiencing homelessness. Believe it or not, some of the most essentials people need can fit right inside of a shoebox.

Join our efforts to help those in need in our community.

Volunteer Activity:

  • Decorating – wrapping shoeboxes that are not decorated
  • Sorting – checking shoeboxes to make sure contents are safe and appropriate
  • Assembly – Filling recently decorated shoeboxes with basic need items.
  • Packing – Pack completed shoeboxes into large moving boxes to be given to member nonprofits.

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