2018 Holiday Drive for
The unemployment rate in Haldimand and Norfolk counties was 7.8% in 2014. Many state that job loss or underemployment is a significant stress leading to them experiencing homelessness.
There's a 7 year wait for a one bedroom apartment that is rent-geared-to-income in Simcoe, ON.
39% increase in Ontario Works caseload from 2007- 2012 for Haldimand and Norfolk residents.
Our Local Coordinators
Libby Ward & Kylie Vandendool
Libby and Kylie are excited to be coordinating The Shoebox Project for Women together in 2018. We are in our 4th year in Haldimand-Norfolk and are happy to announce that we are now expanding to Brant County. Our local community is so important to us and we are driven to making a positive impact within it. No matter what, all women deserve to feel beautiful, special and valued. Our mission is to make sure that every at-risk woman in our community experiences this over the holiday season. Please join us in bringing joy to the women in our community this year.
To get involved email us at:
Our Shoeboxes go to Women Accessing the Following Agencies:
Brantford Native Housing | Transitional Housing Projects | Ojistoh House
Brantford Pregnancy & Resource Centre
Cayuga Food Bank
Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services
Grand River Clinic
Haldimand Norfolk REACH
Haldimand Pregnancy Care & Family Centre
Halidmand and Norfolk Women's Services
Jarvis Caring Cupboard
Norfolk Community Help Centre
Norfolk Pregnancy & Family Resource Centre
Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services
SLCS, Sally Laidlaw House
St. Leonard's Community Services: Youth Resource Centre
Victim Services of Brant
Water St Clinic
In the News
Our Past Work
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!