Shoeboxes for Veterans Sees Another Holiday Success

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber State University Veterans Upward Bound office held its ninth annual “Shoeboxes for Homeless Veterans” drive this fall. The goal was to collect shoeboxes filled with essentials such as clothing and toiletries for area veterans who are homeless.

Lori Adler, Veterans Upward Bound office manager, said there was an overwhelming response this year, with more than 300 shoeboxes donated from campus organizations, community groups and other individuals. With the generous donations, Veterans Upward Bound was able to provide a shoebox for each resident in the Homeless Veterans Fellowship as well as the Veterans Nursing Home, both in Ogden, and still had more boxes they were able to donate to Salt Lake City area homeless veterans shelters.

Veterans Upward Bound staff stand behind shoeboxes displayed at the Veterans Upward Bound office before being delivered to homeless veterans.

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Lori Adler, Veterans Upward Bound office manager
801-626-8946 •


Jonathan McBride
, University Communications
801-626-6347 •