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Shoebox Project for Schools:


Bring The Shoebox Project to your school and spread kindness throughout your community

Organize a Shoebox Gift Drive at Your School

Shoebox gift drives can come in all shapes and sizes – from a small holiday gathering with friends to an official school club that hosts events all year long. The objective is the same – to offer gift-filled Shoeboxes and messages of support to local women and girls who are struggling with homelessness. We are here to help you achieve your goals and make as big of an impact as possible in your community.

Register below to get involved. We will contact you with further information on how to get started.

You can also download instructions on how to put together a Shoebox and run a successful gift drive at your school.

DIY Greeting Cards

Our Local Chapters are always thrilled to receive handmade cards from youth that they can pass on to women impacted by homelessness along with our special gifts. Contact your local chapter to learn more about making and donating handmade cards.

Now Open –The Shoebox Project for Schools Creative Writing Contest

Enter to win $500 Best Buy gift cards for you and your teacher! Deadline March 31st, 2023. Eligible for Canadian Students in Grade 4-8. 

PROMPT: In 800 words or less, tell us what is the most special gift you’ve ever received or given? How did it make you feel and what made it so meaningful?


  • $500 Best Buy gift cards for you and your teacher


  • Contest is free to enter

  • Must be a Canadian citizen, or landed immigrant /refugee and living in Canada

  • Students must be in grades 4-6 (primary category) or grades 7-8 (junior category). One prize will be awarded to one student and their teacher for each category.

  • Submissions must not exceed 800 words

  • English or French language is permitted

  • Must be writers’ original works

  • One submission per student


  • Click the button below and paste your submission in the Google Form OR email your document to

  • Submissions will be accepted online only

  • No submissions will be accepted after the deadline of March 31, 2023

A judging panel comprised of Shoebox Project volunteers will select the winners based on creativity, style, mechanics, and an understanding of the subject and themes.

The winning entries will be published on The Shoebox Project website.

Enter Your Submission hereor email it to us!

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