2019 Holiday Gift Drive for Durham
Families and singles experiencing domestic violence have a wait of just over a year to receive permanent affordable housing.
38% of female homeless youth have been victims of sexual or emotional assault (2010).
The average length of stay for families in shelters increased to 35 days in 2013 from 20 days in 2012, a 175% increase.
Durham Region Local Coordinators
My name is Sadhna Persaud,
a Registered Practical Nurse working within the Mental Health system in Durham Region. I have been an active member with The Shoebox Project since 2017 as a lead volunteer and now excited to take on the role as the Local Coordinator for Durham Region. As a Whitby native, I am looking forward to working with local businesses and volunteers that share the common interest of making a difference in the lives of homeless women in our community
Our Shoeboxes go to Women Accessing the Following Agencies:
Dr. Roz's Healing Place
Renascent Treatment Centre - Paul J. Sullivan House
The Denise House
Many thanks to our generous sponsors
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!