This is wonderful idea Patricia! You should send this to the Times Herald newspaper and other area news outlets!!
Where my husband works, every year they do toys for tots….this year the invites have been sent out BUT I’ve already mentioned the blankets and stuffed animals (and I’ll mention this as well)….for next year. They have a tree lighting ceremony and they invite their families that they’ve served to come in for an event…it would be a perfect time to collect the shoe boxes.