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Grab an empty shoebox and help someone in need

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- Here's an opportunity to put empty shoeboxes to use while helping those in need in the community.

This year the United Way is once again collecting shoeboxes filled with everyday items like toothpaste, shampoo and socks. Last year around 500 shoeboxes were handed out at places like The Boys and Girls Club, The Free Clinic and The Community Table. 
Donations are being collected now until October 22nd.

"We have seen numerous community members and businesses get behind this project. It's an inexpensive, simple way  to support those community members in need." says April Dodge, who is leading the Shoebox Project.  "People are not only filling shoeboxes with basic need items, but they are putting forth that extra effort to make  each shoebox personable by decorating it or writing a personal, inspirational message."

For information on items to include in a shoebox click here or email shoexboxproject@uwgcv.org

Shoeboxes can be dropped off at these locations:
. Country Jam,  1711 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire
. Chippewa River Industries, 1000 Lake Wissota Drive, Chippewa Falls
. Macy's,  4606 Golf Road, Eau Claire
. M&IBank (a part of MBO Financial), Hwy 93, Eau Claire
. M&IBank (a part of MBO Financial, 411 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls
. United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, 3603 N. Hastings Way, Suite 200, Eau Claire
. Wal-Mart, 3915 Gateway Drive, Eau Claire

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