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The Shoebox Project Holiday Drive Kick-Off

November 12, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Help kick-off our 2022 Holiday Shoebox Drive with a family friendly day of fun!
  • FREE digital pictures for anyone with Santa!!! (12:00p.m.-3:00p.m.)
  • Face painting
  • Crafts for kids
  • Pictures at our holiday photo booth
  • Learn how to make a gift-filled shoebox
  • Write a message to be included in one of our gift-filled shoeboxes
  • See what is available at our Online Silent Auction
  • Learn how you can support The Shoebox Project
  • Meet staff from some of the local shelters and agencies we support
Who are we?

At The Shoebox Project we have a mission to share empathy, kindness and compassion with local women impacted by homelessness through the collection and distribution of gift-filled Shoeboxes and messages of support. Our vision is a world where all women are seen, valued, and treated with dignity and compassion.

What do we do?

Shoebox gifts are collected by our volunteers across the country during the holiday season as well as for special occasions and events. We ask donors to fill a standard-sized, decorated Shoebox with approximately $50 worth of gifts and essentials that any woman might enjoy, and include a warm greeting or message of support. Our volunteers distribute these gifts to local women’s shelters and community agencies serving women impacted by homelessness in your community.

For women who have been displaced from their homes and estranged from their families, special occasions can be particularly challenging. Often, women report feeling disconnected from society, invisible and alone. A Shoebox gift is a powerful reminder for a woman that she has not been forgotten and that she remains a valued and respected member of her community.

Product and gift-filled shoebox donations will be accepted on-site.

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Please click here for more information on what to bring. 


November 12, 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Shoebox Project


Wesley Clover Parks 401 Corkstown Road Ottawa, ON K2H 8T1
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