Give back with the Shoebox Project!

Wednesday, April 7th from 8:00am to Friday, May 28th, 2021 5:00pm (CT)


7th Annual Shoebox Project
April 7 – May 28

Individuals and organizations throughout Bexar County are invited to donate shoeboxes filled with everyday toiletries to be distributed to 64 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.

Jump in Feet First!

Make the path ahead a little brighter for someone else. Decorate shoeboxes with family, friends or coworkers. Fill them with hygiene items. Please make sure your box(es) can be opened for safety inspections. You can also donate items and we will fill a box 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 
Items not accepted: Food, medicine, mouthwash, razors, sewing kits, used or opened items

Drop-off completed boxes at The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability @ 4301 Broadway, San Antonio TX, 78209. Our office is located in AD Building #158. 

Each donated shoebox will earn 4 hours of community service. When submitting your impact, please upload a picture of your donated shoebox.

Thank you!!

156 Remaining
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
44 Positions Filled | 19 Impacts | 240 Hours