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Shoebox Collection & Drive-Thru at LWR Elks Lodge

December 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Please join us for our 15th Annual Shoebox Collection & Drive-Thru.

We hope to collect 1,000 shoeboxes for volunteers and staff of Meals on Wheels PLUS to deliver to seniors throughout the holidays. These boxes are often times the only Holiday present seniors receive. This year it is especially important because of the isolation so many of our seniors are facing. Please help us put some joy in the holidays for Manatee County seniors.

This year, due to COVID-19, our event will have some special features:

Drive-Thru Shoebox Drop Off!

Contact Free Drop-Off of your WRAPPED and FILLED Shoeboxes.
Complimentary Raffle Ticket for each Shoebox. Drive-Thru participants are welcome to enter their raffle tickets and purchase additional tickets if desired, in a designated area in the Elks Lodge parking lot.

Optional LWR Elks Lodge Admission is Free with…

A WRAPPED & FILLED Shoebox or a $20 Donation to Meals on Wheels PLUS
Complimentary Appetizer Ticket & Beverage Ticket Included.
Additional food and beverage can be purchased.
Complimentary Raffle Ticket For Each Wrapped & Filled Shoebox Included.
Additional Raffle Tickets can be purchased.
The LWR Elks Lodge is committed to safety and will have special precautions taken during this time. Temperatures will be taken at the door and masks are required for entry into the Lodge.


• Chapstick
• Flashlights (small) or Nightlight
• Hand Lotion/Moisturizer
• Holiday Trinkets (non-breakable)
• Kleenex (small pocketbook size packages)
• Mechanical Pencils
• Notepads
• Pens
• Paperback Word Puzzles in Large Print (Crossword, Word Puzzles, Word Jumble)
• Shampoo
• Slipper Socks
• Socks
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste (small to medium size)

Items NOT to include: Razors, Candy, Candles, Breakables, Gift Cards.

• The Shoeboxes are wrapped — top and bottom separately.
• Tissue is placed in the box.
• Typically 10 items are placed in each box. A good place to purchase items is Dollar Tree
• The box is closed and secured with an elastic.
• A tag identifying if the box is for a male, female or neutral is attached under the elastic.

The wrapped and filled shoeboxes are then delivered to Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal clients by our Meals on Wheels volunteers during the holiday season.

A very special thanks to our sponsors Carl Reynolds Law, Affordable Attorney, MySelfie Photo Booth, Blue Crest Insurance Agency, Pro-Motion Notions, Hancock Whitney Bank, Women’s Club of Cascades, and The Blessing Bags Project.

Any individual who is not attending the event but wishes to donate wrapped & filled shoeboxes can drop them off to us any weekday before Monday, December 7, 2020 between 8am-4pm. Our location is 811 23rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208.


December 5, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Lakewood Ranch Elks Club
4602 Lena Road
Bradenton, FL 34211 United States
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