Tuesday Nov 23rd, 2021


The Shoebox Project for Women collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes to women in K-W who've been impacted by homelessness.

This amazing grassroots organization was founded 10 years ago in Toronto and now reaches out to women all across Canada and the U.S. including right here in Kitchener-Waterloo!

Special occasions such as Christmas can be particularly challenging for women who’ve been displaced from their homes and estranged from their families.

It’s a small gesture but a Shoebox filled with gifts is a powerful reminder for women living in shelters that they haven’t been forgotten about and that they are still valued and respected members of our community.

This year, you can fill a virtual shoebox by selecting from a variety of online items that range from deodorant and lip balm to socks and winter hats. You can even add a personalized note for that extra special touch.

Some of the agencies in Kitchener-Waterloo supported by The Shoebox Project include The Healing of the Seven Generations, Marillac Place and YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo.

The purchase of your custom-designed shoebox is completely tax-deductible and 100% of the funds will be used by volunteers to help get gift cards and essentials into the hands of some of the most vulnerable women in the K-W area.

This small gesture of kindness will make an immediate positive impact! The K-W Shoebox Project is a unique opportunity to give back as it’s a powerful reminder for women who are struggling in the Kitchener-Waterloo area that they haven’t been forgotten about.

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