JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Share the holiday spirit by donating personal care items for homeless men and women in our community. City Rescue Mission, Fields Auto Group Dealerships in Jacksonville and WJXT Channel 4 are collecting shoeboxes filled with hygiene items until December 17..
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 that 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 and women (travel size items):
Contents of boxes for children:
PRINTABLE: Drop off locations and suggested items
Shoeboxes of Love may be dropped off at WJXT studios, 4 Broadcast Place; City Rescue Mission, 426 S. McDuff Ave.; or Fields Auto Group Dealerships in Jacksonville through Dec. 17.