2019 Shoe Box Web Ad

Please Join Us for the 14th Annual Holiday Shoe Box Reception.

We hope to collect 1000 shoe boxes that volunteers and staff of Meals on Wheels PLUS will deliver to seniors throughout the holidays. These boxes are often times the only Christmas present seniors receive.

Please, help us put some joy in the holidays for seniors in Manatee County. Thank you!

Complimentary Lite Bites | Complimentary Wine & Beer
Complimentary Photo Booth | Santa
Fun Raffles |Shopping at the Holiday Mart


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

Please DO NOT Include: Razors, Candy, Candles, Breakables, or Gift Cards.


  • Wrap the top and bottom of the shoe box separately.
  • Place tissue paper in the box.
  • Typically 10 items are placed in each box. A good place to purchase items is Dollar Tree.
  • Close box and secure with an elastic band.
    Identifying if the box is for a male, female, or neutral by is attaching a tag under the elastic.

The wrapped and filled shoe boxes will be delivered to Meals on Wheels PLUS clients by our volunteers during the holiday season.