The Ottawa Shoebox Project
The Shoebox Project Ottawa 2018 drive has ended and we are no longer accepting Shoeboxes.
Thank you to our supporters who helped us set a record this year: well over 3,400 were collected, allowing us to expand our reach and deliver to women at close to 50 shelters/agencies. These gifts will help make the holidays brighter for local women in vulnerable situations.
We look forward to your support in 2019.
With Shoebox love,
Tara Shields and Krista Durie
The Shoebox Project for Women Ottawa
What do we do?
Our Ottawa drive, run entirely by volunteers and supported by our generous Ottawa business partners, is a chapter of The Shoebox Project for Women charity: a non-religious, unaffiliated charity, based on the values of equality, diversity and respect for all.
We seek from the public Shoeboxes filled with $50 worth of newly purchased little luxuries which we collect, quality check and then deliver to women who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Each Shoebox helps enhance the self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation women in crisis face during the holiday season.
How can we help you?
We know you may have some questions about how you can help out. Most of these can be easily answered by visiting the links in the sidebar.
1. How do I make a cash donation? (Click "Donate Now")
2. How do I make a Shoebox? (Click "Learn More")
3. How do I host a Shoebox making party?(Click "Let Us Help You Plan")
4. How do I become a volunteer? (Click "How to Get Involved)
5. How do I make a corporate donation? (Click "Contact Us")
The Ottawa Drive: Our History and the Women Your Kindness Supports
Thank you to our sponsors!
Each Shoebox is special and made unique with your personal touch. It's fun and rewarding and every Shoebox that we receive helps a woman experiencing homelessness remember that she is loved and valuable.
Make a Shoebox
Host a Shoebox Party
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!
Become a Volunteer
Sort/edit shoeboxes, pick-up and deliver shoeboxes
Make a Corporate Donation
Items or in-kind donations are gladly accepted, as well as cash, 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!