2016 Holiday Drive for
In 2013, there were 2,080 households living Dufferin County that were in the core housing need.
60% of survey respondents living in Dufferin County cited relationship breakdown as a top reason that led to their homelessness.
According to Homeless Hub, 51.6% of single mothers living in Canada are low income.
This is Dona's third year with The Shoebox Project. She has some wonderful people who help her assemble and deliver the Shoeboxes - without them it would not be possible. Last year they collected 550 boxes. Seeing the results when the Shoeboxes are delivered to various shelters and other support organizations is an overwhelming experience. It is an honour and privilege to be part of The Shoebox Project.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Our Partnering Shelters
"Merry Christmas!! I would like to say Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing gift full of many surprises!! It has everything a woman could want or need!! It felt like Santa had come and knew exactly what I was thinking and feeling!! I will cherish every item and think of you always!! You have made the light at the end of the tunnel not seem so far away!! God Bless you!!"
Thank you so much Orchard Cosmetics, Allison and Miranda for such a wonderful gift!
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers!
Thank you, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church for the 50 Shoeboxes you donated. You have made 50 women very happy!
Watch a video of our work in 2015!
Make a Shoebox
Each Shoebox is special and made unique with your personal touch. It's fun and rewarding and every Shoebox helps a woman experiencing homelessness remember that she is loved and valuable.
Become an Organizer
Making a Shoebox is a great activity to do with your friends, family, coworkers, or any other group of people in your life! Host a party and do something good. Every Shoebox counts!
Items or in-kind donations are gladly accepted and will be used to fill even more Shoeboxes. If your company would like to donate, please contact us.
Spread the Word
We need help to spread the word in your community. Please consider giving us a shout out or sharing what you're doing on social media. It really helps!