Our mission is to provide the gift of joy to women in local shelters, transitional housing, and maternity homes at Christmas time in the form of a shoebox filled with small luxury items. Through this small gift, we hope to bring a smile to the face of a woman facing a difficult situation, and remind her that she is not forgotten by her community. Our organization collects the boxes through local churches, schools, businesses, and individuals, inspects them to assure the items within are approved, makes sure they are all wrapped festively, and distributes them to the special women.

Every box is filled and decorated uniquely, and filled with nice items that these women would enjoy but wouldn't splurge on for themselves.

Putting together a shoebox is simple and fun, and it truly makes a difference on both the giver and the receiver. This is an easy way to give back to your community and spread joy during the holiday season.

The Gift of Joy Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

You can find us on twitter and instagram @giftofjoyPROJ. We want to see your boxes! Tweet or Instagram a picture of your box using the hashtag #shoeboxjoy.