Create a Virtual Shoebox

Welcome to The Shoebox Project's virtual holiday drive!

Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept physical Shoebox donations this season. We are still very much committed to spreading joy and a sense of belonging to women impacted by homelessness. Now, more than ever, we need your support.

You can help a local woman in a shelter by creating a virtual Shoebox.

What is a "virtual shoebox"?

A virtual Shoebox is the fun and thoughtful experience of putting together a gift for a local woman in need. The items you select are representations only, meaning your purchase is considered a monetary donation to The Shoebox Project.  100% of your purchase will go directly toward supporting women in your local community.

Because your virtual Shoebox is considered a charitable donation, any purchases over $20 are tax deductible. A tax receipt will be sent to you by email within 7 days of your purchase.

How It Works

1. Build Your Shoebox

Design your gift and select the items that you would like to include. Shoeboxes are typically valued at $50, but you may choose as many or as few of the available items as you would like.

2. Checkout

After you have created your Shoebox, complete your purchase. At checkout, include a brief message for our volunteers to transcribe into a holiday card. For something more personal, see #3.

3. Include a handwritten note

If you would like to include an e-card, something you've made, a photo of yourself, or a video greeting, send it to us. It will be distributed directly to a local woman in your community.

4. Share on Social Media

Share your personalized greeting on social media using the hashtag #VirtualShoebox and nominate a friend to make their own.

Your Support Makes a Difference

“Your acts of kindness have brought hope, inspiration and motivation to many women, who otherwise would have spent the holiday believing that no one cared.”

– Shelter representative, Muskoka, ON
“These women have been so marginalized, swept aside by their community, by their family, by whatever experience they are going through. So when they receive a Shoebox like this, knowing somebody took the time to do it, they see that someone cares, that they are worth more than they actually feel they are worth at that moment”

– Shelter Representative, NYC

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Ready to get started?

Create a virtual shoebox