The event that was held at Ardene at 5455 rue des Jockeys, Montreal, H4P 2T8 and lasted an incredible 7 hours from 2:00 PM-9:00 PM! An assortment of recent merchandise was shipped to this location so that the women had a large selection of winter clothing, accessories and spring and summer items to prepare them for the seasons ahead. An astonishing $110,000 worth of merchandise was donated to this group of women during the event!
Ardene Foundation’s goal was to celebrate women everywhere and especially allowing women in need to feel good about themselves on this very special day. This event would not have been possible without the great support and hard work of the women from The Shoebox Project for Shelters and the team at Action Réfugiés Montréal.
Since 1982, Ardene has been a one stop shop for the fashion savvy and value conscious fashionistas of North America. Starting out as a fashion accessory and jewelry store, Ardene is now one of the top shopping destinations in North America with over 400 stores across Canada and a fast-growing online and International presence. With a product assortment of apparel, fashion accessories, jewelry, activewear, intimates, footwear, beauty products and more, Ardene gives girls and women the opportunity to dress themselves from head to toe in a single shopping trip. Furthermore, the Ardene Foundation works closely with Canadian charities and organizations such as Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl, Childhood Cancer Canada, and the Starlight Foundation to name a few. Through various online and in-store initiatives, the Ardene customer is given the opportunity to get involved, support great charities and make a difference in their communities with various in-store and online initiatives.
About The Shoebox Project for Shelters
The Shoebox Project for Shelters collects and distributes gifts in the form of Shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in communities across Canada and in the U.S. The Shoebox Project has a network of dedicated volunteers, who have delivered almost 25,000 gifts to women in 131 communities in 2015.
About Action Réfugiés Montréal
Action Réfugiés Montréal is a strong voice for refugees in Montréal. As a not-for-profit, faith-inspired organization, they promote partnerships among people in refugee and faith communities and society at large for mutual empowerment. Through their Detention, Sponsorship and Twinning programs they provide hope and assistance while raising awareness of refugee rights.
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Lesley Hendry - Executive Director