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Shoebox Project

April 6 - May 28

Helping Those in Need

The 7th Annual Shoebox Project is an effort to provide shoeboxes filled with everyday toiletries to be distributed to many of our nonprofit partners. Over 10,500 boxes have been requested to help those in need.

Basic comforts such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and other personal-care items are a luxury for many San Antonio children, veterans, elderly, homeless and vulnerable populations. Change a life today by participating in the Shoebox Project.

Drop-Off a Shoebox or Supplies

Fill a Shoebox – Decorate and fill a shoebox with the requested personal-care and basic-need items. Please make sure your box can be opened for safety inspections.

Donate Supplies – Donate supplies and we will fill and decorate the shoebox for you.

Items needed: Adhesive bandages, baby wipes, conditioner, shampoo, soap/body wash, deodorant, hair comb/brush, lotion, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins/liners, tampons

Not accepted: Food, medicine, mouthwash, razors, sewing kits, used or opened items

Drop-off Dates: April 5 – May 28, 2021

Drop-off Locations
San Antonio Food Bank
5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy
Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
700 South Alamo St.
Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm


Sign up for a shoebox build day to quality check donated boxes, decorate and fill shoeboxes.

Saturday, May 15
Wednesday, May 19
Saturday, May 29
Wednesday, June 2


Purchase a Shoebox

Text “ShoeboxUWSA” to 41444 or call 210.352.7077


Become a Shoebox Project Sponsor

  • $5,000 – Sponsor logo recognition and supporting 300+ people in need
  • $3,500 – Sponsor logo recognition and supporting 200 people in need
  • $1,500 – Sponsor logo recognition and supporting 100 people in need

To become a sponsor, please email shoebox@unitedwaysatx.org.


April 6
May 28
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