Giving Back is always in Style and today’s focus is The Shoebox Project. At this time of year, there is a great deal of “wants” but there are also some significant “needs”. I hope to show my daughter that the power of giving is greater than the joy of receiving .
The Shoebox Project gives shoeboxes to women who are in shelters, they are filled with items that will make a woman feel special and not forgotten. In our community, the need continues to grow, this year the request is for over 1100 gifts. Last year, The Shoebox Project volunteers delivered almost 25,000 gifts to women in 135 communities.
“Women and Girls end up in shelters for so many different reasons: some have fled and abusive situation, some are living with mental illness or addiction and others have recently landed in Canada. Regardless of circumstance, our mission is to bring smiles to the faces of as many women as we can during an otherwise lonely time.” Lesley Hendry, Executive Director.
I am so proud to support The Ottawa Shoebox project!