Shoebox Project 2016

The United Way in conjunction with Northwest Connecticut's Chamber and Junior Leadership NW are collecting toiletries for those in need.  We are asking that items be brought to the United Way/Northwest CT Chamber Offices at 333 Kennedy Drive, Torrington on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 8:00AM - 5:30PM.  We are also collecting shoeboxes that can be decorated by the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce's Junior Leadership NW students, which will then be filled with the collected toiletries to be distribured to homeless teens. 

Here are some of the items we are looking for:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Lip Balm
  • Hair Comb/Brush
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Socks
  • Deodorant
  • Sunblock
  • Adhesive Bandages
  • Lotions
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary Napkins/Liners
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Soap

There has also been a request for the following by our community shelters:

  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Shaving Cream
  • Washcloths

We will not accept Candy, Used or Open items or Medicine of any kind.

Please find it in your heart to help us with this very important project.  When you are shopping for those toiletry items that you use, please pick up an extra this year and bring it to us so that we can help those in need.

Thank you from the bottom of our Hearts!