This chapter is seeking a local coordinator! Click here to learn more about the role and apply.
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.
According to the 2018 Cape Breton Regional Municipality PiT Count, 47.41% of the homeless surveyed were women who said they didn't have a place to stay that night.
41% of the homeless population in Sydney, NS report being homeless for more than 6 Months.
2018 PiT Survey indicated 31.5% of homeless were women seeking VAW emergency shelter.
Hey! My name is Kelsey and I’m the local coordinator for Cape Breton & Eastern NS! I am a mental health social worker, working mostly with youth, and I absolutely love my job. In my spare time I can be found hanging out with my friends and family, reading a good book, planning my next trip, or watching sports (go Raps go). I am like a little kid during the holiday season, but I know how hard it can be on folks. I can’t wait to provide support to people in my community & to get started with the Shoebox Project!