Day of Action- Shoebox Project 2017

 

United Way Day of Action is an invitation for people and organizations around the world to LIVE UNITED and take action to address a variety of challenges. It is a day that promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism and demonstrates the power of Living UNITED.

United Way of Southwest New Mexico is mobilizing our community to provide personal care and basic need items to our most vulnerable residents. Every day items most of us take for granted, like toothbrushes, soap, or a comb can make a big difference for someone living in poverty or experiencing homelessness. Believe it or not, some of the most important essentials people need can fit right inside of a shoebox. That's why United Way will collect decorated shoeboxes filled with personal care and basic need items from individuals, families, and organizations from around the region. Join our efforts to help those in need in our community!

You can help to create personal care packages by donating a decorated shoebox filled with personal care and basic need items between June 1st - June 16th. The shoeboxes will be redistributed to Community of Hope's Tent City and La Casa.

It's easy to participate! Just follow the three simple steps outlined below.

Step 1: Fill your Shoebox with Personal Care and Basic Need Items

Grab an empty shoebox from your closet and fill it with a selection of items listed below.

  • Hair comb/brush
  • Travel size hand sanitizer
  • Hand towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Travel size shampoo
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Travel size soap
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Travel size lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons/Panty liners
  • Travel size tissue packs
  • Warm socks
  • Travel size baby wipes
  • Ziplock bags
We can only accept items on this list. Please no medicine, mouthwash, food, sewing kits, razors, or used/opened items.

Step 2: Decorate your Shoebox

Have fun! Be creative and decorate your shoebox with stickers, wrapping paper, greeting cards, fabric, ribbon or other items. Those who receive your shoebox will feel like they are receiving a special gift.

Step 3: Drop-off your Shoebox

Bring your shoebox to the United Way office, located at 1401 S. Don Roser, Suite A2 in Las Cruces, NM.

You can also drop off donations at:

- Hotel Encanto- 705 S Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011

- Hilton Garden Inn- 2250 S. Don Roser Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88011

- Any WestStar Bank Locations in Las Cruces or El Paso:

    < 555 S Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011

    < 6700 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79912

    < 500 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79901

    < 9343 Alameda Ave, El Paso, TX 79907

    < 4721 Hondo Pass Dr, El Paso, TX 79904

    < 1790 Lee Trevino Dr, El Paso, TX 79936

    < 425 Redd Rd, El Paso, TX 79912

    < 8865 Viscount Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925

    < 8340 Gateway Blvd E, El Paso, TX 79907

    < 5604 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79925

    < 12101 Montwood Dr, El Paso, TX 79936

    < 120 N Kenazo Ave, El Paso, TX 79928

 

Want to do more? Volunteer your time to help us fill and decorate shoeboxes. Our Volunteer Day will be held Wednesday, June 21st from 2-6pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2550 S. Don Roser Dr. 

For more information contact Amanda Morales at impact@uwswnm.org.