Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. This year United Way of Forsyth County has partnered with The Salvation Army’s emergency shelter program for the United Way Shoebox Project as a way to answer Dr. King’s question. We would like to challenge you to participate in our Shoebox Project Monday, January 16th as a part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service.
To participate, please fill shoeboxes with items you would find in personal care packages. These items can include: Travel size shampoo, Deodorant, Travel size soap, Toothbrush and toothpaste, Nonalcoholic mouthwash, Travel size lotion, Hair comb/brush, Sunscreen, Lip balm, Adhesive bandages, Hand towels, Antibiotic Ointment, Socks, feminine hygiene products, Rain ponchos, resealable zipper bags, etc.
Once filled, Shoeboxes can be dropped off at our office in Winston Tower, 301 N. Main Street Suite 1700, Winston-Salem. United Way volunteers will deliver the packages to The Salvation Army’s emergency shelter to be utilized by their residents