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Local Orgs Partner with United Way for Shoebox Project

HomeAid Northern Virginia, Housing and Community Services of NOVA, Northern Virginia Family Service, and Shelter House, among 24 non-profit groups in the Washington, D.C. area, are taking part in the United Way of the National Capital Area’s inaugural Shoebox Project.

Volunteers assembled, decorated and sorted more than 2,000 shoeboxes filled with essential personal care and emergency preparedness items – twice United Way NCA’s collection goal for the project’s first year – the boxes will be delivered to the 24 member non-profits. These organizations will then distribute the boxes to the elderly, homeless and veterans in the communities they serve.