Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Getting Free Shoe Boxes

Category Charity
From storage to crafts, shoeboxes can used for all sorts of things. If you can get them for free, even better! This is a guide about getting free shoe boxes.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 2 found this helpful
December 14, 2010

Every year I send shoe box gifts to soldiers, the local shelters, and hospital patients. I try all year long to get empty shoe boxes at the local thrift shop, but that's can be iffy. Any ideas on where to get empty shoe boxes at no cost?

By Lorna from Clinton, OK

Answer Was this helpful? 2
December 14, 20100 found this helpful

If you are in a city that has a Yahoo Freecycle network, you could post a free Wanted ad for them.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
December 14, 20100 found this helpful

Try shoe stores like PayLess if they have one in your area. I've heard people get free ones at shoe stores. If you can use other types of boxes there are lots of places for free ones. Try places like container stores. But FreeCycle is a good idea too unless you have to drive clear across town to pick up only one.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 15, 20101 found this helpful

If you go to USPS.COM you can order priority mail boxes (including shoe boxes) for no cost & they even deliver them free. You have to order 10 at a time though. The boxes aren't the shoe boxes that have the removable top, but they are the exact size as shoe boxes and are even called shoe boxes. Hope that helps!

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Ad
December 15, 20100 found this helpful

First off, don't use USPS boxes for anything other than shipping. If you use their boxes and turn then inside out or cover them, you can get fined! They are made to ship, just as is. I used to work for Payless shoes, and a lot of people don't want the boxes. Go into your local store and talk with the manager, arrange to pick up once a week or so, I'm sure you'll get a lot that way!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 15, 20100 found this helpful

I am one of those people who often take just the shoes, leave the box at the store. Since someone else mentioned this, I would start checking with shoe stores. In some malls that could be a real jackpot! Or try at outlet stores.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
Anonymous
December 15, 20100 found this helpful

I was also going to recommend shoe stores and am also one of those who don't take the boxes when purchasing shoes. Go to a few shoe stores and let them know what you are using them for and I am sure if they don't have any on hand they will set them aside for you if you ask and then follow through at least weekly to see if they've been able to collect any. :-) Leave your name and phone number with them too!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 15, 20100 found this helpful

Call around at some of the shoe stores and tell them what you need the shoe boxes for and ask them if they have any extra. They might save some for you. Blessings.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 15, 20100 found this helpful

My daughter ran in a marathon to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. She had to raise a lot of money, so she had garage sales. We put it in the paper requesting anything anyone might want to donate for a garage sale, and let me tell you... we didn't have enough space for everything people gave her! All that to say, put it in the free community happenings part of your paper and watch the boxes come rolling in. Many people are willing to help as soon as they know there is a need.

God bless you and your efforts!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
December 16, 20100 found this helpful

I agree with Lynda, contact some of the shoe makers an thank God there are folks like you out here! What a noble thing you are doing.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 23, 20120 found this helpful

I once needed some for a girl scout project and the manager of a local tux rental store gave them to me.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

May 22, 20140 found this helpful

I want to send some presents for the project shoebox4Syria so I will need a good amount of boxes. Any idea where can I get these boxes from?

By Julieth A

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
May 24, 20140 found this helpful
Best Answer

Go to any shoe store. We always went to Payless. They will save them for you. Some shoe box ministries will provide shoe boxes for you at a minimal cost cause they want them uniform in size for easier shipping.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
May 24, 20140 found this helpful

Why not ask your local VFW, American Legion, etc to help collect them for you? Nearly everyone has a couple of them at home so you might collect them really quickly that way.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Related Content
In This Guide
Empty shoebox waiting for a new use.
Uses for Shoe Boxes
Categories
Better Living CharityMarch 2, 2017
Guides
Hats and Gloves in Over the Door Shoe Organizers
Uses for Over the Door Shoe Organizers
Fabric Shoe Organizer
Making a Fabric Shoe Organizer
shoe polish
Removing Shoe Polish from Carpet
Woman writing on a moving box with permanent marker
Labeling Moving Boxes
More
😎
Summer Ideas!
🎆
Fourth of July Ideas!
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/06/20 09:32:03 in 2 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!