March 1 – May 1

Shoebox Project

Every year, we work with volunteers, corporations and nonprofit partners to provide thousands of shoeboxes filled with toiletries to homeless men, women and children. Join us by dropping off filled boxes, hosting your own Shoebox Project party, donating money and purchasing items from our Amazon Wishlist. 

How to Donate Boxes

Step 1: Decorate Your Shoebox
Gather empty shoeboxes and decorate them. Be creative! Feel free to use wrapping paper, bows, stickers, markers, etc. Make sure your box can be opened for safety inspections.
Step 2: Fill Your Shoebox

Items needed: Shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, hair comb/brush, sun protector, 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

Step 3: Drop Off Your Shoebox
Staff will be available to accept your donations during the given window at the following locations:

United Way of Greater Atlanta – Cobb
47 Waddell St., Suite 110
Marietta, GA 30060
Mondays, 9am-3pm

Douglasville United Methodist Church
6167 Prestley Mill Rd.
Douglasville, GA 30134
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-2pm  

United Way of Greater Atlanta
63 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-12pm

MORE Ways to Support Shoebox Project


Join us for a community-wide volunteer opportunity in April. Multiple events!

Donate Money

Every $20 donated helps us fill one shoebox that will be given to a homeless man, woman or child.

Amazon Wishlist

Purchase specific items from our Amazon Wishlist and we will donate boxes on your behalf.

Host a Party

We'll tell you everything you need to know to host a party with a purpose.

Filled With Love and Care Since 2006

In 2006, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Shoebox Project was launched as a campaign to collect shoeboxes filled with toiletries for men, women and children in need throughout Greater Atlanta. More than 16 years later, Shoebox Project has been adopted by United Ways and is making an unbelievable impact in the lives of people across the country.