What

Shoebox coordinates an ongoing effort for the collection and distribution of toiletry kits for people who need but cannot afford these items. Through our distribution network, Shoebox gives kits to individuals experiencing homelessness, domestic violence victims, abused and neglected children, the working poor, and other people who need but cannot afford these items.

Why

In addition to the obvious health benefits of good hygiene, it is our belief, ongoing access to these items is vital in the journey back to self-sufficiency, healthy living, and basic human dignity. Good hygiene is necessary for job interviews and basic societal interaction. And it just feels good to clean, groomed, and smelling good!


If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe