JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Share the holiday spirit by donating personal care items for homeless men and women in our community. During November, City Rescue Mission and WJXT Channel 4 are collecting shoeboxes filled with hygiene items.
The Shoeboxes of Love project is for individuals or groups who want to make a boxed toiletry kit for a homeless person that comes to the emergency shelter at New Life Inn. Please remember than most of these people carry their possessions in a backpack and larger items become heavy.
Needed items are requested in these proportions:
70 percent of those who need assistance are men
28 percent are women
2 percent are children
Donors are asked to wrap the box with a blanket and indicate on each box whether it is for a man, a woman, or a child (boy or girl).
Contents of the boxes for men & women:
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss (no mouthwash due to alcohol content)
- Shampoo/conditioner-small size
- Large bath soap
- Brush & Comb
- Shaving cream-small size
- Disposable razors
- Hand or body lotion-small size
- Small Bible (NIV)
Contents of boxes for children:
- Children’s body wash or soap
- Children’s shampoo
- Children’s toothbrush & toothpaste
- Body lotion
- Small toy or book
PRINTABLE: Flyer with list of suggested items
Shoeboxes of Love may be dropped off at WJXT studios, 4 Broadcast Place or at City Rescue Mission, 426 S. McDuff Ave., through Dec. 19.