The Shoebox Project for Women

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Women


4628 Vernon Blvd. #407Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of The Shoebox Project for Women is to foster empathy and compassion at the community level, and to reduce the social isolation and exclusion of local women impacted by homelessness.


The Shoebox Project for Women is a registered charity that collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness in communities across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. For women who have been displaced from their homes and estranged from their families, special occasions can be particularly challenging. Often, women report feeling disconnected from society, invisible and alone. A Shoebox gift is a powerful reminder for a woman that she has not been forgotten and that she remains a valued and respected member of her community.


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