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Thank you to everyone who supported our Virtual Shoebox Drive in 2020! We are so grateful that we were able to provide gifts to local women impacted by homelessness during this particularly difficult time.
The drive is now over until next holiday season, but you can support our efforts all year long!
Here's how you can help in the off-season:
Cette année, nous nous sommes tous sentis isolés, et en particulier les femmes dans les refuges. Remplir une Boîte à chaussures peut sembler différent cette année, mais son impact est le même.
Créez une Boîte à chaussures virtuelle et en quelques minutes, vous rappellerez à une femme touchée par l’itinérance qu’elle est appréciée et que quelqu’un se sent concerné par son bien-être.
In 2015, there were more than 1,000 households waiting for social or affordable housing in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
In 2005, there were 16.4% of tenants paying 50% or more of their income on housing.
In 2015, there were almost 2,000 requests for financial assistance from those who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Amy's Next Step Housing - Fenelon Falls
A Place Called Home - Lindsay
Victoria's Womens Shelter - Lindsay
I feel privileged to have lived, worked, and played in the beautiful City of Kawartha Lakes for most of my life. Now Retired from a fulfilling career as an occupational therapist at a local children’s centre, I now enjoy part-time work as a floral designer . For fun I enjoy yoga, cycling, hiking, photography, flowers, gardening and travel. My volunteer commitment to the Shoebox Project City of Kawartha Lakes dates back to 2017. The undeniable impact of a lovely shoebox gift to a woman experiencing or at risk of homelessness is humbling and heart-warming, especially during the holiday season . I look forward, alongside my caring community, to continue to support local women in need through this wonderful project for years to come.