30th Annual Day of Caring

About the Event

Day of Caring

Join us on Saturday, December 11th from 10am - noon as we mix things up for our 30th Annual Day of Caring by attending our drive-through celebration and shoebox drop-off event!

Are you wondering what to put in your shoeboxes? No worries, keep scrolling for a list of items to include. We kindly ask that you register so we know that you will be stopping by with your boxes for those in need in our community.

If you would like to give above and beyond we are collecting dollars to purchase meals to support our Project Lifeline program. Did you know that over 250,000 people in our community do not know where they will get their next meal?

  • $25 purchases 100 meals for those in need
  • $50 purchases 200 meals for those in need
  • $100 purchases 400 meals for those in need 
  • $500 purchases 2,000 meals for those in need 
  • $1,000 purchases 4,000 meals for those in need 

Click here to sponsor meals. 

Let's UNITE together to support our neighbors in need. 

Day of Caring


To celebrate 30 years we will have a special surprise for the 30th car that drives through! 

Students Get Hours for Day of Caring 💥!
Students can get up to 5 volunteer hours for participating. Remember to complete hours outside of school time.  We ask that you post pictures and tag us on social media #DayofCaringBroward 

Bring form when dropping off shoeboxes in person on Saturday, December 11th for a United Way of Broward County staff member to sign.

Event Details

Next Event Dates
Casandra Henriquez
954.453.3752 | volunteer@UnitedWayBroward.org


Step 1: You can provide essential daily items to a man, woman or child in need. Decorate a shoebox/box and fill it with toiletries, such as: 

  • travel-size shampoo
  • deodorant
  • travel-size soap
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • travel-size lotion
  • hair comb/brush
  • sunblock
  • lip balm
  • adhesive bandages
  • hand towels 
  • antibiotic ointment
  • socks 
  • tampons
  • panty liners
  • travel-size water bottles
  • rain ponchos
  • resealable zipper storage bags
  • prepaid phone cards
  • pens
  • journal
  • rag

We cannot accept medicine, food, sewing kits, used or opened items.

Step 2: Wrap Your Shoebox
IMG_0536.JPGHave fun and be creative! Those who will receive the box will feel like they are receiving a special gift. 

Step 3: Write a Note of Encouragement
Those who are receiving the boxes are going through a difficult time, provide a note with words of encouragement that will brighten their day. 


Become a Sponsor

All sponsorship dollars go directly to providing meals for for those in need in our community through our Project Lifeline program.  

Click here to download the sponsorship flyer