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What is the Shoebox Ministry?

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The Shoebox Ministry is an Arizona-based outreach program that serves the homeless and the working poor. Established in 1988, the ministry provides personal hygiene items to people in need.

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Established in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Shoebox Ministry does not operate homeless shelters; however, it partners with area agencies to provide hygiene kits to those who are in shelters. Aside from these agencies, the Shoebox Ministry has also partnered with several businesses and charities, including Fry's, Albertson's United Way and the Maricopa County Employees Combined Charitable Campaign, to expand its outreach efforts.

In addition to Scottsdale, the Shoebox Ministry also serves Glendale, Mesa and Phoenix. Each city has an official location at which donors can drop off toiletries.

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