Project Shoebox

More than 2,300 men, women and children are homeless in broward county and 31% of households are just one emergency away from crisis. 

    Our Role:

    United Way of Broward County is working with non-profits, the county, cities and the business community to provide apartments for chronically homeless people and ensure they receive the mental health and medical services they need to remain safely housed and off the streets. In addition, we are collecting supplies to help with daily personal needs. Click here to download the flyer.

    three ways to help:

    1. Host a Shoebox Party with friends
    2. Donate $20 per shoebox. We'll do the rest! 
    3. Drop off shoeboxes to United Way of Broward County.

    Collection Dates: January 1st - May 6th

    Create a Shoebox

    You can provide essential daily items to a man, woman or child in need. Decorate a shoebox 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

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