The Shoebox Project for Shelters, help women in our community who are homeless or are at-risk of homelessness across Canada supported by Dream.
The project was introduced in London in the year 2011 and became a success by distributing four hundred shoeboxes filled with goodies worth of fifty bucks to four Toronto’s women’s shelters.
The initiative kept on growing and in the year 2016, with the help of donations from the Londoners they were able to serve two hundred and fifty women in need communities by distributing thirty six thousand shoeboxes during Christmas.
A beautifully wrapped shoebox filled with chocolates, coffee, pair of gloves and socks, moisturizers and many more items,valued at $50, gives the feeling of warmth and love to the homeless women in the Forest City.
“I feel that by filling up the shoebox with a bunch of things that you can pick up at a drugstore, that are just so basic that these women might not have access to or can’t afford. I just felt really great knowing that it benefits the community.” Says Emily Stewart who is participating in the Shoebox Project for Shelters from the last two years.
The initiative helps to spread happiness and joy among women in need especially during holiday season.
Stewart says, “I like donating notebooks to them and I write a little message saying that-you know writing has helped me during some of my tough times, so I hope that it helps you. It feels good to make somebody feel good.”
You can be a part of The Shoebox project and donate a shoebox filled with interesting and basic goodies till December 18th,2017.