Ways to donate

Donate Online – It’s Safe and Easy

Donate online quickly, conveniently and most importantly securely. Help Shoebox to assist those in need by providing a donation via any major credit card on PayPal’s secure encrypted servers that ensure 100 percent protection from unauthorized payments and 24/7 monitoring to prevent fraud and non-exposure of credit card information to any merchants.


Receive Tax Credit for a Cash Donation

Arizona’s Charitable Tax Credit is for eligible taxpayers that financially support a qualifying 501c3 non-profit organization like Shoebox Ministry.  A credit is allowed against the state income tax for voluntary cash contributions.  Tax payers filing as “single” and “head of household” status may claim a maximum credit of $400.  Taxpayers that file as “married filing joint” may claim a maximum credit of $800.

The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar return of the state tax you owe.  For example, if your state taxes owed were $750 and you made a qualifying donation of $400, you would reduce the amount of state taxes you owe to $350.   This means that your donation cost you nothing and you had a say in where your hard earned tax dollars are spent.  Please consult your tax professional with any questions related to your personal tax situation.   Shoebox’s AZ Tax Credit Certification.  This is the form Arizona residents would use when claiming the Charitable Tax Credit for cash donations to Shoebox – 2016 AZ DOR tax credit form 321.  The 2017 tax form should be available January 2018.

Donate Much-Needed Toiletries

Shoebox Ministry is always in need of toiletries. We gladly accept full-size, travel or hotel-sized items. Our most needed items are shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes and disposable razors.  Many of these items can be purchased for less than one dollar at your local Dollar Store, Big Lots or Walmart.  When shopping for your own family, pick up some extra items to share with a family that desperately needs your help.

Donations can be dropped off at these Valley locations:

  • Scottsdale:
    Shoebox Ministry
    7902 E. Wood Dr. (Sweetwater/Hayden, guesthouse behind main house) Map to Shoebox
    Phone: 480-905-1610
    Office Hours M-F 9am-5pm
  • Glendale:
    The Church at Arrowhead
    They are under renovation and unable to accept
    donations for Shoebox.  Please drop off your
    donations at The Church at Cactus.  See below.
  • Mesa:
    West USA Realty Mesa
    1640 S. Stapley Dr.  #124 (US 60/Stapley)
    M-F 8am-5pm
  • Peoria:       NEW DROP OFF LOCATION
    The Church at Cactus
    8133 W. Cactus Rd. (81st Ave/Cactus, SW corner)
    M-F 8am-5pm, Sunday 9am-Noon
  • Phoenix:
    Paradise Church
    4242 E. Greenway Rd. (42 St./Greenway, north side of Greenway)
    T-F 9am-2pm, closed Monday’s

Fry’s Community Rewards Program

You can now support Shoebox while doing your shopping at Fry’s Food Stores.  It’s easy too!   Just enroll your Fry’s V.I.P. card online at www.FrysCommunityRewards.com and select Shoebox Ministry (Organization Code 80351) as the agency you want to support.

Once you are enrolled every time you shop at Fry’s Food Stores and use your Fry’s V.I.P. card, Shoebox will earn rewards.   Remember to re-enroll in the Fry’s Community Rewards program each August!

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Shoebox Ministry every time you shop, and at no cost to you!  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Shoebox.  Visit  http://www.smile.amazon.com and select Shoebox as your charity of choice to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.


State Giving Program

Maricopa County Employees Combined Charitable Campaign.  By designating where your CFC contribution will go, you ensure that your donation goes to meet the needs that you feel are most important.  To designate Shoebox Ministry as your choice simply enter Shoebox Ministry’s code, 45227 on your pledge card.  Federal employees, retirees and contractors may pledge through payroll deduction, or make a one-time cash or check donation.  Visit http://www.maricopacfc.org/howtocontribute.html for more info.



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Contribute through United Way

Does your company sponsor a United Way campaign? You can help us by designating your donation to Shoebox Ministry. Together, we can continue to make a difference in our community and the lives of the Valley’s homeless and near homeless by supporting our programs. Your donor-designated giving will have a positive influence on the lives of those who are less fortunate. Please support Shoebox Ministry by using our donor designation number 0822, or writing in “Shoebox Ministry.”


Give Other Ways

  • View information about donating by using iGive
  • Please contact us if you are otherwise interested in donating to Shoebox Ministry.