"The Shoebox Project for Women is a registered charity that collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness in communities across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. For women who have been displaced from their homes and estranged from their families, special occasions can be particularly challenging. Often, women report feeling disconnected from society, invisible and alone. A Shoebox gift is a powerful reminder for a woman that she has not been forgotten and that she remains a valued and respected member of her community."
We have some local folks who are helping to create shoeboxes right here in our region by hosting a Shoebox Party. They've been busy collecting donated items and will gather together this Sunday evening to make the boxes. This seems like a fun and practical way to support women in our community.
If you're not up to hosting your own Shoebox Party, you can still donate items to this great cause. Items they're looking for include hats and mitts, sweet treats, shampoo and more. You can see the list of suggestions here. You can drop off donations to a variety of locations throughout the region until Dec. 6th. Find drop-off locations here. #365ofgoodWR